Upon entering the sunny rehearsal space for Theater Wit’s 10 OUT OF 12, I find two of everything: two stage managers at their duplicate tables; two directors alternately sitting back in pensive reflection, then hopping up to offer guidance; two sets of assistant directors noting their mentors’ every move. Watching the preparation of this ambitious play—which details, moment by moment, the process of a tech rehearsal—provides a double image of a singular experience.
Theater Wit’s Chicago premiere production of Anne Washburn’s 10 OUT OF 12 presents a novel concept: audience members don headsets as they dive into tech rehearsal for a fictional theatrical production.
On Thursday night at 5:30 PM, thousands of theater practitioners will gather outside of hundreds of theaters across the country to participate in a ceremony promising to create a “light for dark times ahead.” The event is called “The Ghostlight Project,” and is organized by many theater luminaries. Inspired by...
Photo: Kate Black-Spence and Nelson Rodriguez in WHAT OF THE NIGHT? (Ian McLaren) Review: WHAT OF THE NIGHT?, Co-Produced by Cor Theatre and Stage Left Theatre at Theater Wit By Bec Willett WHAT OF THE NIGHT? is a play that for both artist and audience requires intellectual and emotional commitment...
Martha Lavey, John Mahoney, Barbara Robertson and Peter Sagal will voice key pre-recorded roles. Lavey will voice the lighting designer, Robertson will voice the costume designer, and Mahoney will play backstage crew person #3. Peter Sagal will portray the sound designer.
Following on the heels of its inaugural production of CHURCHILL, which played two Chicago engagements, had an Off-Broadway run last year, and continues to play around the country, Ronald Keaton & Kurt Johns’ SoloChicago Theatre has announced its sophomore offering.
HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL manages to be both satirical and at times legitimately moving, largely echoing the biting tone of the original film.