New York City
Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Wit explores the final days of Professor Vivian Bearing’s life. Recently diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer, the renowned scholar of the metaphysical sonnets of John Donne undergoes aggressive treatment in an experimental chemotherapy program at a major teaching hospital. Her illness leads her to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative.
“[A] brutally human and beautifully layered new play… you feel both enlightened and, in a strange way, enormously comforted.” – The New York Times
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