Carriage House Theater to perform Pulitzer Prize winning play ‘Wit’
Date posted: March 18, 2013
SHERIDAN — The Carriage House Theater will be performing “Wit,” a drama by Margaret Edson.
“Wit,” Edson’s first play, won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Lucille Lortel award for best play.
The play centers around Vivian Bearing, a university English professor who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne.
Bearing has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer.
She has lived her life alone.
During the course of her illness she recognizes that the doctors are interested in her for her research value, and like her, tend to ignore humanity in favor of knowledge.
Over the course of the play she comes to reassess her life and her work and realize that she would prefer kindness to intellectualism.
The play is under the direction of Mary Jo Johnson.
Performances will be at the Carriage House Theater at 7:30 p.m. April 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27. Matinee performances are at 2 p.m. on April 4, 21 and 28.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, military and students.
Tickets are available at the WYO Theater box office, by calling 672-6084 or online at www.wyotheater.com. If all tickets are not sold in advance, some will be available at the door.
For more information call Leon Schatz at 307-399-1386.