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Reviews
"The play is beautifully written and touchingly delivered by a fine cast. . .
This is a play that deserves to be seen." NICOTH.com review

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 spiritual journey.

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
Show Times:
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 Cancer Society.

 
CAST

Vivian Bearing, PH.D:. Maureen Morley
Harvey Kelekian, M.D.: Gary Riggle
E. M. Ashford, D. Phil: Janette Spink
Susie Monahan, R.N.: Lori Holm

Ensemble Member: Amy Setencich
Ensemble Member: Andy Luckenbill
Ensemble Member: Julie Ann Johnson
Jason Posner, M.D.: Brian Downing

   
Crew  
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, Gary Riggle
Set Painting: Jennifer Ring, Julie Ann Johnson , Brian Downing, Amy Setencich
Props & Costume Design: Jennifer Ring & Cast
Light & Sound Design: Jennifer Ring
Light & Sound Board Operator: Mike Johnson
Programs: Jennifer Ring