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This unforgettable Tony-nominated play, fresh from Broadway, will make your heart soar

by Margaret Edson

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WIT Runs only 2 weeks at
The Palladium Theater

Previews October 21-25
Opens Friday, October 26
Closes Sunday, November 4


Starring Kim Crow
as Vivian Bearing, Ph.D.

Also Starring: Joe Parra, Barbara Redmond, LuLu Picart, & Bill Grennan

Featuring St. Petersburg College Theater Students: Erinn Botz, Jessie Savilla, Jordan Newcomer, Keegan Lee, Greg Wiederecht, Erica Simpson, and Maxx Janeda

Interns: Colleen Cherry,
and Danielle Calderone

Click here to read the first preview by John Fleming from Tampa Bay Times for WIT with an intimate conversation with the lead star, Kim Crow.


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Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

What the critics are saying:
"A very funny, investigation into the meaning of life, death and God…Kim Crow's Vivian…is girlishly vulnerable and eager to please, delivering droll zingers like a Borscht Belt comedian…Impressive…The Palladium stage, bigger than American Stage's own space, has allowed director Todd Olson to bring an epic quality to Vivian's story. The effects for X-rays and other procedures inflicted on Vivian are chillingly convincing…The American Stage production enjoys luxury casting in its supporting players, including Joe Parra…Barbara Redmond…and LuLu Picart…WIT is good medicine." -John Fleming, Tampa Bay Times

“Brilliant…Wit is beyond words…a moving, harrowing, revelatory play about life. If great art is the art that combines beauty and depth, Wit is great art…and American Stage conveys its brilliance. Should you see Wit in spite of the fearsomeness of its subject? Absolutely. This is drama that can change, or at least redirect, your life. If an inspired work of art can remind us of that fact, we need it in our repertoire. Few plays are as important. See it if you can. 5 stars out of 5.” -Mark E. Leib, Creative Loafing

“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."
-NY Times

"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

dessert and coffee with the cast

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:
Suncoast Hospice


Below are the publicity photos. Photographer/Designer: Roman Black

2014-2015 Season -
Mainstage Ticket Prices and Performance Times:

Performances are Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm. 
Saturday and Sunday Matinees at 3pm

2014-2015 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

Additional Information
Student Advance tickets are $20. 
Student Rush tickets are $10, 30 minutes prior to curtain.
Senior (adults age 65 and up) and Retired Military Discount - Receive $2 off single tickets.
Artist Discount - Tickets are $20
Active military tickets are FREE with valid I.D. 20% off additional tickets
for friends and family.

To receive one of the above discounts, you must go through our box office. Valid I.D. must be presented to our box office. Only one discount can be used per ticket.
Please contact the box office for further details or questions.

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.

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