WIT

From Friday, 22 September 2017, to Sunday, 08 October 2017

  • Runtime: Two hours and 15 minutes including intermission
  • By: Margaret Edson
  • Director: David Button

Story

In my estimation, this was the best performance I have seen at Clear Space. Bravo! -Audience survey comment.

A deserving winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Margaret Edson’s WIT is a work of delicately calibrated opposites. It pits detached clinical observation on one side against raw human emotion on the other, while somehow making dry humor and wrenching pathos travel hand in hand.  David Rooney, Hollywood Report, 2012

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.

WIT is a must-see for any serious theatregoer. Disguised as a play about death, it is in fact a play about life. Though it may seem grim, the work is not impossible to watch despite the painful subject matter inasmuch as the audience needs not worry about whether Dr. Bearing will die, but rather how she will die. The final scene is transcendent - an overwhelming release that is incredibly beautiful to behold. As is the rest of Wit.  Jerry Howard, Los Angeles Times, 1997

 

Rosemary Loar    VIVIAN BEARING, Ph.D
Daniel Carney      HARVEY KELEKIAN
Steven Dow          JASON POSNER
Sadie Andros       SUSIE MONAHAN
Susann Studz       E.M. ASHFORD
Collin Sullivan       MR. BEARING
Collin Sullivan, Kelsey Murphy, Cat Timko  LAB TECHNICIANS/STUDENTS/RESIDENTS

Join us for these events at a performance of WIT:

September 29, 7:00 pm:  Talk-back with members of the cast and representatives of Tunnell Cancer Center following the performance.

September 30, 7:00 pm: Pay What You Can Night.  (Note date change for this production.)  Tickets available at the door at 6:30 pm.  Cash only. Subject to availability.

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DIRECTOR'S NOTE: Exposing Ovarian Cancer

PRESS RELEASE: Introducing Rosemary Loar in WIT

PRESS RELEASE: Clear Space Partners with Beebe Healthcare to Present WIT

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WIT

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