Wit

January 15-31, 2021

By: Margaret Edson

Directed by: Olivia Gacka

Cast:

Vivian Bearing-Natalie Jones

Harvey Kelekian-Jeff Kirwan

Susie Monahan-Kristen Vandervort

E.M. Ashford-Martha Jones

Jason Posner-Isaiah Rosales

Students-TBD

Production Team:

Stage Manager-TBD

Set Designer-Dan Kopera

Lighting Design-TBD

Costume Design-TBD

Props-Betty Dilley

Sound Design-Chris Cotten

Producer-Brian Everson

 

 

Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English who has
spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical
sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her
approach to the study of Donne: aggressively probing, intensely rational. But
during the course of her illness—and her stint as a prize patient in an
experimental chemotherapy program at a major teaching hospital—Vivian comes to
reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are
transformative both for her and the audience.

Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Winner of the Lucille
Lortel Award for Best Play. In her extraordinary first play, Margaret Edson has
created a work that is as intellectually challenging as it is emotionally
immediate. “[A] brutally human and beautifully layered new play…you feel
both enlightened and, in a strange way, enormously comforted.” —NY Times. “A
dazzling and humane new play that you will remember till your dying day.”
—NY Magazine.