“Wit” at Allegro Productions

by Margaret Edson

Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her approach to the study of Donne: aggressively probing, 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.

Performed by Allegro Productions
At Parsippany Playhouse
Performances ran
Friday, June 7, 2002 thru Saturday, June 15, 2002
E. M. Ashford, D. Phil.... Bobbi Cohen
Harvey Kelekian, M. D. / Mr. Bearing.... Joe Wohlgemuth
Jason Posner, M. D..... Sam Hemsey
Susie Monahan, R. N., B. S. N.... Tracey Hadley
Vivian Bearing, Ph. D..... Liza Harris
Lab Technician.... Russell Maitland
Lab Technician.... Allison McCartney
Directed by Russell Maitland
Produced by Russell Maitland
Scenic Design by Rob Lavagno
Lighting Design by Ryan DeFoe
Properties by Rob Lavagno
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