Lake View's Theater Wit Receives $60,000 from MacArthur Grant

The iconic theater on Belmont Avenue just won a three-year grant for arts and culture.

Lake View's Theater Wit at 1229 W. Belmont Ave. announced it received a major $60,000 grant from the MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince for general operating costs, according to Broadway World Chicago.

"This is the largest grant Theater Wit has received since the company was founded in 2004," Artistic Director Jeremy Wechsler told Broadway World. "The even better news is this grant not only supports Theater Wit, but the storefront theater movement in Chicago."

The Wit is known for it’s Netflix-style membership program, where theatergoers can see as many shows as they’d like in one year for a flat fee, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The fee is just $36 for an entire year, and $22 for students.

The theater’s annual holiday show Santaland Diaries plays from Nov. 23-Dec. 30, Broadway World reports. Itamar Moses makes its Midwest debut on Feb. 7.

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