Award-winning play fathoms what matters at end of life…
Clock & Spiel Productions present
Wit – by Margaret Edson: Seymour Centre 16-26 October
“Nothing but a breath - a comma - separates life from life everlasting. It is very simple really.”
Meet Vivian Bearing: she's 50, in the prime of her life, highly respected and at the height of a stellar academic career.
She's a fiercely rational academic with a passion for poetry. And she's found out she has just weeks to live.
Wherever we might be on our own road, Vivian asks us: 'What truly matters when the end of that road comes into view?'
Wit isn't a play about death, it's a play about life. All of life, and everything that makes us who we are.
As Vivian comes to terms with who she is; mind, body and soul, we're left to ponder -
can we conquer death, or at least our fear of it, by the way we live our lives?
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Wit is not primarily a play about cancer, nor about the wit of John Donne
– it is a play about the balance between head and heart; a play about life, death and the significance of a semicolon.
This is the fourth production from Clock and Spiel Productions, (after critical and popular hits Freud’s Last Session,
Metamorphosis and The Screwtape Letters) and follows their vision of bringing distinctive, culturally daring and deeply human works to the stage.
Directed by Helen Tonkin, Wit stars Cheryl Ward, Chantelle Jamieson, Hailey McQueen, Yannick Lawry, Shan-Ree Tan, Matthew Abotomey,
Nyssa Hamilton and Jan Langford-Penny. Creative Crew: Victor Kalka, Maddison Huber, Adam Jones, Kaitlyn Symons
Suitable for ages 12+ and up. Some coarse language. Adult themes. Duration 90 minutes, no intermission.
Seymour Centre @ Cnr Cleveland Street and City Road, Chippendale NSW 2008
Adults - $53 | MEAA/other concession/groups 6+ - $48
https://www.seymourcentre.com, Phone: (02) 9351 7940