"The play is beautifully written and touchingly delivered
by a fine cast. . .
This is a play that deserves to be seen." NICOTH.com
By Margaret Edson
In her first play, Margaret Edson has created a compelling
and challenging work that has won over critics and audiences
all over the country through her tough honesty and surprising
humor that is sprinkled throughout the show.
Vivian Bearing, Ph.D. has been diagnosed with Stage IV ovarian
cancer. Now the fearsome teacher herself becomes a subject
to be taught to medical students. Yet she finds that her doctors
are much like her--more concerned with research than in people.
Vivians ongoing treatment becomes an opportunity for her to
take stock of her life and ultimately the story becomes her
Much of the action takes place in the last few days of her
life, although flashback scenes to weeks even years before
are interspersed. Bearing has lived an isolated life. Her
love is her teaching and research. A stern taskmaster, she
discovers her doctors are much like her -- more concerned
with research than people.
Yet this is not just a story about cancer. It is a story
about salvation and compassion with moments of beauty and
true humor. As director Jennifer Ring states "I want
audiences to know that Wit is one the best plays written in
the last decade. This show will be heartbreaking and beautiful
and unlike anything else performed on a community stage."
Don't miss what is quickly becoming the most lauded work
of the decade.
May 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20 & 21
Friday and Saturday 8:00 PM
Sunday 2:00 PM
Albright Theatre is using the
show as an opportunity to give back to the community that
has supported it for 31 seasons. It will donate 10 percent
of all box-office sales to cancer-related charities including
The Make-A-Wish Foundation, Gilda's Club Chicago and the American
Vivian Bearing, PH.D:.
Harvey Kelekian, M.D.: Gary Riggle
E. M. Ashford, D. Phil: Janette Spink
Susie Monahan, R.N.: Lori Holm
Ensemble Member: Andy Luckenbill
Ensemble Member: Julie Ann Johnson
Jason Posner, M.D.: Brian Downing
|Director: Jennifer Ring
Stage Manager: Heidi Deuter, Ish Rios
Producer: Matt Shinofield
Set Design: Jennifer Ring
Set Construction: Matt Shinofield, Gary Riggle,
Joe Meeks, Brian Downing, Julie Ann Johnson, Jennifer Ring,
Amy Setencich, Ish Rios, Jannett Spink
|Funiture Construction: Joe Meeks,
Set Painting: Jennifer Ring, Julie Ann Johnson
, Brian Downing, Amy Setencich
Props & Costume Design: Jennifer Ring &
Light & Sound Design: Jennifer Ring
Light & Sound Board Operator: Mike Johnson
Programs: Jennifer Ring