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Theater Wit

2019-03-29T20:48:10-05:00January 17th, 2019|

Theater Wit

Phone: 773-975-8150
Website:
1229 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois, 60657

Theater Wit is the premier smart art theater in Chicago, producing humorous, challenging, and intelligent plays that speak with a vibrant and contemporary theatrical voice. In our three spaces, we also bring together Chicago’s best storefront theater companies. Here you will find a smorgasbord of the best theater in the city, see the work of a parade of talented artists, and mingle with audiences from all over Chicago.

Upcoming Shows at This Theater:

Anna in the Tropics

2019-03-29T20:48:10-05:00January 17th, 2019|

Feb 8, 2023 - Mar 19, 2023

In a Cuban American cigar factory just outside Ybor City in 1929, a charismatic lector reads Anna Karenina aloud to pass the hours. As Anna’s passions are enunciated, the workers’ hidden desires bubble to the surface, becoming a powderkeg that must eventually explode in the Florida heat. Nilo Cruz’s passionate classic shines an unrelenting light on the search for identity in the American landscape.

Galileo’s Daughter

2019-03-29T20:48:10-05:00January 17th, 2019|

Apr 5, 2023 - May 14, 2023

Rattled by a personal crisis, a playwright flees to Florence to study the letters between Galileo Galilei and his eldest daughter, Maria Celeste. Caught up in the threats against her father, Maria Celeste must abandon her work and join a convent. Alternating between timelines, Jessica Dickey’s captivating world premiere is a personal examination of faith, forgiveness and the cost of heeding one’s truth.

About the Author:

Melissa Schmitz is a marketing strategist, actor, director, playwright, and script consultant who has worked for theaters in the Midwest, Pacific Northwest, and Hawaii. She consults with small companies to refresh and simplify their branding and social strategy. Her ideal weekend includes cupcakes and seeing at least two plays, maybe four. She also writes about theater, food, and travel. You can find her on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/melissa-schmitz/.