Theater allows people to experience the tragic absurdity of life without having to witness a hawk snagging the winning lottery ticket out of a mime’s hand. Catch a memorably dramatic display with today’s GrouponLive deal to see The North Plan at Theater Wit. For $12, you get one ticket for general-admission seating (a $24 value). Choose from the following showtimes:
- Thursday, February 23, at 8 p.m.
- Friday, February 24, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, February 25, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, February 26, at 3 p.m.
- Thursday, March 1, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, March 3, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, March 4, at 3 p.m.<p>
Praised by the Chicago Tribune as “savvy and laudably fearless,” the searing dark satire and political punch of Jason Wells’s The North Plan follows its successful Steppenwolf sneak peek with a professional Chicago premiere at Theater Wit. Blending elements of pulp fiction and ’70s paranoia cinema, the riveting play grips audiences like a very lonely arm wrestler as a dystopian scenario unfolds in the Ozarks, where a federal bureaucrat protagonist attempts to thwart a tyrannical plot. With the Department of Homeland Security going mad with power like an overzealous prom committee, the provocative pressure cooker steams laughter and audible winces as the hero is sandwiched between a divided nation. Wild and daring as it delves into matters such as government upheaval currency, The North Plan tickles the funny brain, keeping with Theater Wit’s tradition of showcasing jocular performances.