• Awards: Pulitzer Prize: Drama , Lortel Award: Play, Director, Actress, Lighting , Drama Desk Award: Play, Actress , OBIE Award: Performance , Outer Critics Circle Award: Off-Broadway Play, Actress, John Gassner Award , Drama League Award: Play, Performance , Drama Critics Circle Award: Play
  • Opening Date: October 6, 1998  

Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer.

During the course of her illness, Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience.

The new theatrical season has barely raised its curtain, yet it would be surprising indeed if future arrivals reveal a more compelling performance than that of Kathleen Chalfant, or a more potently cogent and illuminating first play than Margaret Edson's Wit. - Variety
  • » Title: Wit
  • » Union Square Theater
    100 East 17th Street
  • » Book by: Margaret Edson
  • » Directed By: Derek Anson Jones
  • » Scenic: Myung Hee Cho
  • » Costume: Ilona Somogyi
  • » Lighting: Michael Chybowski
  • » Sound: David Van Tieghem
  • » Stage Manager: Katherine Lee Boyer
  • Drama Critics Circle Award: Play
  • Drama League Award: Play, Performance
  • Outer Critics Circle Award: Off-Broadway Play, Actress, John Gassner Award
  • OBIE Award: Performance
  • Drama Desk Award: Play, Actress
  • Lortel Award: Play, Director, Actress, Lighting
  • Pulitzer Prize: Drama
  • Original Cast: Brian J. Carter, Kathleen Chalfant, Walter Charles, Alec Phoenix, Paula Pizzi, Daniel Sarnelli, Alli Steinberg, Helen Stenborg, Lisa Tharps
  • Subsequent Cast: Judith Light and Lisa Harrow as Vivian Bearing
  • Opening Date: October 6, 1998
  • Closing Date: April 9, 2000
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