May 11 – June 16, 2001 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Around 1 hour and 45 minutes

Chicago Premiere

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.”

 

 
Artists

By MARGARET EDSON, Directed by STEVE SCOTT

Cast

DONALD BREARLEY - Dr. Kelekian / Mr. Bearing
RUSSELL HARDIN - Technician, etc.
ANISH JETHMALANI - Technician, etc.
CHRIS KIPINIAK - Jason Posner, M.D.
SUSAN OSBORNE-MOTT - E.M. Ashford
CARMEN ROMAN - Vivian Bearing
COURTNEY SHAUGHNESSY - Susie Monahan
PENELOPE WALKER - Technician, etc.
BARBARA ZAHORA - Technician, etc.

Creative Team and Crew

MYUNG HEE CHO - Scenic Design
NAN CIBULA-JENKINS - Costume Design
RITA PIETRASZEK - Lighting Design
LINDSAY JONES - Sound Design
TOM CREAMER - Dramaturg
JOSEPH DRUMMOND - Production Stage Manager
T. PAUL LYNCH - Stage Manager