Venue Details

63 Star Starred
Theater Wit
1229 West Belmont Chicago, IL 60640
773-975-8150
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WindyDavy
Street parking is sometimes available, particularly for matinees. Or, for $10 (payable immediately) have one of the valets park your car. Call ahead to make sure the valet service will be offered for the performance you plan to attend.
Parade info Oct 29 2014 star this tip starred
Gloria Jean Waber
Allow plenty of time to find parking. Theater has a very small lot that is hard to find.
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Reviews & Ratings

32 ratings
4.5 average rating
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9 reviews
8 stars
attended Sep 29 2011

Overall, worth seeing.

First the positives: Box office person at Theatre Wit - great, welcoming personality/smile (wonderful ambassador for the theatre, that gentleman is); Act II (enough said!); Last scene of Act I (which made me want to see...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Sep 18 2011

Well-acted. Plot-driven with little character development; more a predictable character expose with everyone simply being portrayed as self-serving, ruthless, ambitious, and shallow. Troubling in that a 33-yr-old author would already have such a...continued

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43 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 09 2011

I really liked the show. The performances were great. "Steve" was a real stand-out for me. I'll definitely see more shows at Wit.

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Website

http://www.stagelefttheatre.com/

Quotes & Highlights

Farragut North is Jeff recommended, and Chicago Magazine listed it as one of their five hot plays to see over Labor Day Weekend.
Read an "interview ":http://www.boston.com/ae/theater_arts/articles/2010/04/25/playwright_beau_willimon_talks_about_farragut_north_opening_friday_in_boston/with playwright Beau Willimon.

Description

Stephen Bellamy is a wunderkind press secretary who has built a career that men twice his age would envy. During a tight presidential primary race, Stephen’s meteoric rise falls prey to the backroom politics of more seasoned operatives. Farragut North is a fast-paced drama about the lust for power and the costs one will endure to achieve it.

About the Ticket Supplier: Stage Left Theatre

Founded in 1982, Stage Left Theatre is a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop and produce plays that raise debate and challenge perspectives on political and social issues. Over the past thirty-two years, Stage Left has produced over 120 mainstage, late-night, off-night, children’s and touring productions that have garnered critical accolades, as well as 46 nominations and 17 awards for excellence from the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee.