Theater Wit presents Who's Holiday!
You saw her last when she was just two. Celebrate the holidays with Cindy Lou Who. Pull up a seat and fill up your cup. 'Cause your favorite little Who is all grown up. Theater Wit, Chicago's "smart art" theater, is ready to place a bold, brassy star atop Chicago's holiday entertainment tree with the Chicago premiere of Who's Holiday!, about a booze-guzzling, cigarette-smoking, adult Cindy Lou Who reminiscing about the night she first met The Grinch, November 26-December 26, 2021.
Theater Wit's new seasonal comedy, written by Matthew Lombardo, directed by Christopher Pazdernik, and starring Chicago favorite Veronica Garza as a 40-something Cindy Lou Who, is a wildly funny, yet heartfelt adults-only comedy about the twisted turn of events her life took after her Christmas Eve encounter with a green furry outcast attempting to burgle Whoville of its holiday cheer.
Who's Holiday! arrives in Chicago not without controversy. In 2017, Lombardo was locked in a legal battle with Dr. Seuss Enterprises over accusations of copyright infringement, delaying the play's New York premiere for nearly a year. Ultimately, a U.S. District Court ruled in Lombardo's favor, citing his depiction of an adult Cindy Lou Who living in a beat-up trailer in the snowy hills of Mount Crumpit as "fair use."
Freed of litigious red tape, Who's Holiday! went on to be hailed "brassy, very funny...a raunchy riff on Dr. Seuss's yuletide tale" (New York Times) that "dares to be as tasteless as possible while replicating Seuss's trademark rhythms" (Time Out New York).
Now Cindy Lou Who is parking her mobile home in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, ready to deliver a hilarious new, adults-only alternative to the usual holiday seasonal treacle.
Tickets to Who's Holiday! are $20-$35, and are on sale now at TheaterWit.org or by calling the Theater Wit box office, (773) 975-8150.