May 11 – June 16, 2001
Approximate running time:
1 hour and 45 minutes
The Goodman presents the Chicago premiere of one of the most acclaimed plays of the 1990s, Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Wit.
Dr. Vivian Bearing is a professor of seventeenth-century English poetry and an expert in the fiendishly difficult poetry of John Donne. Demanding of herself and others, she’s allowed herself little time to cultivate personal relationships. But when she’s diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she’s forced to confront her own mortality with a profundity and humor that transforms her, and all who witness her remarkable journey. The New York Times calls this astonishingly moving and surprisingly funny play “the kind of theatrical experience of which legends are made.”