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Theater Wit
1229 West Belmont Chicago, IL 60657
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"Farragut North"
33 ratings
4.5 average rating
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84 stars
attended Oct 01 2011

Great job. Wit really does some smart theatre. This one was a great effort by all.

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6 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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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...

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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 ": playwright Beau Willimon.


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.