In this Pulitzer Prize winning drama, Vivian Bearing, PhD, a terminally-ill literary scholar, reassesses her life & work with a profundity & humor that are transformative, both for her & the audience.
WIT tells the story of Vivian Bearing, PhD, a literary professor who is grappling with a recent diagnosis of terminal ovarian cancer. As she reflects on her life between moments of decline & crisis, she uses her own grit, determination, & knowledge of John Donne’s sonnets to make meaning of the course of her life.
Director Lisa Dawn is crafting WIT to find the profound humanity that exists when we, as people, experience the most vulnerable, difficult moments of our lives. This humanity is