This unforgettable Tony-nominated play, fresh from Broadway, will make your heart soar
by Margaret Edson
In conjunction with The Palladium Theater and the St. Petersburg College Theater Program. Click here to view their program.
Previews October 21-25
PAY WHAT YOU CAN NIGHT: Oct 21
Starring Kim Crow
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,
Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
What the critics are saying:
“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."
"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
Meet the cast of WIT for a special talkback event.
Tickets are $10 -Dessert & Coffee Included
Below are the publicity photos. Photographer/Designer: Roman Black
2013-2014 Season -
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