Thu 29 Feb - Sat 02 Mar 2024
Suitable for ages 12+ and up. Some coarse language. Adult themes.
90 minutes (no interval)
Glen Street Theatre Presents a Clock & Spiel Production
Thu 29 Feb - 11:00 am
Thu 29 Feb - 07:30 pm
Fri 01 Mar - 07:30 pm
Sat 02 Mar - 02:00 pm
Sat 02 Mar - 07:30 pm
Wit isn't a play about death, it's a play about life.
“Nothing but a breath – a comma – separates life from life everlasting. It is very simple really.”
Vivian Bearing is 50, in the prime of her life, highly respected and at the height of a stellar academic career. She's a fiercely rational academic with a passion for poetry. And she has just weeks to live.
Wit isn't a play about death, it's a play about life. All of life, and everything that makes us who we are. As Vivian comes to terms with who she is; mind, body and soul, we're left to ponder - can we conquer death, or at least our fear of it, by the way we live our lives?
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Wit is not primarily a play about cancer, nor about the wit of John Donne – it is a play about the balance between head and heart; a play about life, death and the significance of a semicolon.
“Every once in a while, a play comes along that bonds people together in extraordinary ways. The play isn't a tearful lecture on how to die; it's a dry-eyed lesson on how to live-with simplicity and kindness.” – The Boston Globe
Written by Margaret Edson
Directed by Helen Tonkin
Including Opening Night
Thu 29 Feb 7:30pm
Thu 29 Feb 7:30pm
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This performance has an Opening Night on Thursday 29 February at 730pm.
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