Thu 29 Feb - Sat 02 Mar 2024

Patrons' advice

Suitable for ages 12+ and up. Some coarse language. Adult themes.

Running time

90 minutes (no interval)


Glen Street Theatre Presents a Clock & Spiel Production

Show times

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


2024 Members

Including Opening Night

Adult - Opening Night

Thu 29 Feb 7:30pm

Concession - Opening Night

Thu 29 Feb 7:30pm

Youth (under 20 - ID Required)
Groups 10+

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This Performance has an Opening Night

This performance has an Opening Night on Thursday 29 February at 730pm.
*Light refreshments and beverages will be served after the performance

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