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59 Star Starred
Theater Wit
1229 West Belmont Chicago, IL 60640
773-975-8150
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Allow plenty of time to find parking. Theater has a very small lot that is hard to find.
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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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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
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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.