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BY MARGARET EDSON

Vivian Bearing is 50 and in her prime. She has dedicated her life to deciphering and interpreting the metaphysical poetry of John Donne and is a highly respected Professor at the height of her career as an English literary scholar. But she’s just found out she’s dying.

This powerfully imagined play is cuttingly funny and beautifully poignant. It is not primarily a play about cancer, nor about the wit of John Donne – it is a play about the value of human warmth, the balance between head and heart; a play about life, not death. Twenty years after winning the Pulitzer Prize, Wit is as powerful and relevant as ever – to all of us.

Photo Credit: Alison Lee Rubie Photography
Photo Credit: Alison Lee Rubie Photography
Photo Credit: Alison Lee Rubie Photography
Photo Credit: Alison Lee Rubie Photography
Photo Credit: Alison Lee Rubie Photography
Photo Credit: Alison Lee Rubie Photography

Reginald Theatre, Seymour Centre

October 2019

CREATIVE TEAM

CAST

Director Helen Tonkin
Set and Lighting Designer Victor Kalka
Music and Sound Designer Adam Jones
Costume and Properties Designer Kaitlyn Symons
Stage Manager Maddison Huber
Poster Image Daniel Regan Photography

Cheryl Ward as Vivian Bearing
Chantelle Jamieson as Dr Jessica (Jason) Posner
Yannick Lawry as Harvey Kelekian/Mr Bearing
Hailey McQueen as Susie Monahan
Jan Langford- Penny as E.M. Ashford
Matt Abotomy as Lab Technician/Clinical Fellow/Student

Nyssa Hamilton as Lab Technician/Clinical Fellow/Student

Shan-Ree Tan as Lab Technician/Clinical Fellow/Student

JASON BLAKE, AUDREY JOURNAL

"This spare and moving production... balances the cerebral and emotional facets of a very fine play just about perfectly."

★★★★

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