“A tale filled with generous wit, with an ending that will stay in your mind forever.” -Todd Olson, ASTC Producing Artistic Director
“Her final transformation is among the most beautiful and searing images you will ever see on a stage.” -The Nashville Tennessean
"A brutally human and beautifully layered new play…you feel both enlightened and, in a strange way, enormously comforted."
"A dazzling and humane new play that you will remember till your dying day." -NY Magazine
In her extraordinary first play, Margaret Edson has created a work that is as intellectually challenging as it is emotionally immediate. Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a brilliant and renowned professor of English, a specialist in the metaphysical, life-and-death themes of John Donne's Holy Sonnets, now finds herself the subject of research designed to try to save her life. Her approach to the study of poetry is aggressively probing and intensely rational, but during the course of her illness and her stint as a prize patient in an experimental chemotherapy program at a major teaching hospital, Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience.
Mainstage Series produced by: Raymond James Sponsor: Russell Buchan Associate Sponsor: Beth Houghton and Scott Wagman Opening Night Host: Suncoast Hospice Radio Sponsor: WUSF Media Sponsor: WEDU
Meet the cast of WIT for a special talkback event. Friday evening, Nov. 2, 2012 and Sunday afternoon, Nov. 4 (IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE PERFORMANCE of WIT - held in the Palladium’s Side Door Cabaret.
Tickets are $10 -Dessert & Coffee Included and a portion of the proceeds benefit Suncoast Hospice.)
Dessert & Coffee Talkback brought to you by:
Below are the publicity photos. Photographer/Designer: Roman Black
2013-2014 Season -
Mainstage Ticket Prices and Performance Times:
Performances are Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm.
Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 3pm
2013-2014 Performance Pricing: $29 Thursday Previews $39 Wednesday, Thursday Evenings and Saturday and Sunday Matinees $49 Friday and Saturday Evenings
$59 Opening Night - includes pre-performance reception
Student Advance tickets are $20.
Students Rush tickets are $10, 30 minutes prior to curtain.
Senior Discount - Receive $2 off single tickets.
Active military tickets are FREE with valid military I.D. presented to our box office for serving our country. They will also receive 20% off additional tickets for friends and family. Please contact the box office for further details.
We want to fill our house!
In the event that you are unable to use your tickets, please call our box office 24 hours in advance of scheduled performance. You can exchange your tickets for another performance of the same production. Thank you in advance for your communication so that we can allow as many people as possible to enjoy the show.
American Stage Theatre Company is located at the Raymond James Theatre,
163 3rd Street North in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.
For tickets, please call the American Stage Box Office at (727) 823-PLAY (7529) or
Services and Facilities Physical Accessibility: The theatre features
accessible parking, entrances, restrooms, and seating. Benefits of a Valid Disabled Parking Permit: Displaying your valid disabled parking permit will allow you to park at City metered spaces for FREE, for as long as your event requires, including those posted with time limit signs (green signs).
Please note: this does not apply to loading zones
or otherwise restricted parking signage (red signs).
Listening System: Theatregoers may enjoy the
free infrared listening system from any seat.