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Theater Wit (Chicago, IL)

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70 ratings
4.4 average rating
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13 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 16 2014

Actors portrayed a believable cast of CPS teachers and principal. The story was interesting and entertaining; a MUST SEE for any CPS teacher!
Small venue made the performance even more enjoyable.

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31 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 13 2014

Excellent play. A very timely portrayal of standardized testing programs and innercity teachers who are bound by them. The acting was great. Without it feeling forced, there were multiple teacher types portrayed. The kind of play that will get...continued

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26 reviews
22 stars
attended Apr 16 2014

Great writing, great cast, humorous. Audience comprised mainly of teachers, which I'm not, but was motivated to go because it dealt with our public schools. Unclear to me what I'm supposed to think of each of the characters or how to address...continued

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23 reviews
10 stars
attended May 11 2014

It is a great play, all the actors, especially the principal, were great. very friendly staff, and comfortable theater, every seat has a great view.

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11 reviews
1 stars
attended May 01 2014

So, so writing but not universal enough. You might enjoy it if you are, or have been a CPS teacher. the acting was the best thing about limited play. Better writing could have made this a good play.

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6 reviews
0 stars
attended May 10 2014

Bad, very tiny theater, no stage, bad scripts, bad actors, bad director

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4 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 31 2014

Unless you are a teacher or former teacher don't even think about going.

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janet
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68 reviews
21 stars
attended May 18 2014

good script wonderfully acted. Parts a bit predictable but can't fault writer too much for this (I saw plot as things were coming but sure seems many did not so all good)

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40 reviews
26 stars
attended Apr 19 2014

Stellar performances, but the play itself falls into the "preaching to the converted" category.

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24 reviews
4 stars
attended Aug 14 2014

A Great story that highlighted many complex themes in the field of education...as well as the 'reform' nuances. The biggest challenge with this production is the lack of community talk back post show. So many ideas are surfaced, a formal talkback...continued

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19 reviews
38 stars
attended May 02 2014

a schoolteacher's after school special. not interesting.

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14 reviews
10 stars
attended May 01 2014

I saw "Principal, Principal" with my daughter who is a teacher in the CPS system. We both enjoyed it very much. It tackles some very serious issues in education while being pretty funny as well. My daughter commented that rather than seeing...continued

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7 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 24 2014

Good material that needs to be heard. It paints a tragically accurate picture of the frustrations of the educational system, especially in our current era of high-stakes standardized tests.

Strong performances generally. The writing of the play...continued

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7 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 26 2014

This is a must see for any teacher, present, past or future. Very good job ladies!

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6 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 19 2014

This play was a portrayal of the working environment in an urban public high school, especially dealing with the pressures of testing and teacher evaluation. The playwright had been a Chicago Public School teacher and he wrote from his experience....continued

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6 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 20 2014

We both enjoyed the play. The acting was wonderful and the discussion afterwards was very interesting and made the enjoyment ever better.

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5 reviews
2 stars
attended May 01 2014

The show was great! The cast acts very well. Having worked in CPS for a couple of years, I found myself nodding in agreement the whole time. Small theater so any seat is a good one, and parking is free after 6pm right on Belmont so it's wonderful....continued

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Bezzybee2003
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4 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 13 2014

Great production, especially for teachers and parents.

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 20 2014

The talent in this production was seamless. This is a must see for any person involved with education or the corporate world!

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4 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 13 2014

This was excellent theater, both the play and the acting. Being a retired teacher, the poignant story affected me strongly. Drama is part of capturing a class in order to
lead the students into discussion and in no way interferes
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