By: Margaret Edson
Directed by: Gaynor Macfarlane
Wit is an original and triumphant celebration of life, death and the power of human kindness. A woman’s quest to discover her true self while living with cancer, reconciling her brilliant mind with her fragile body, is treated with enormous honesty, compassion and startling humour.
Vivian Bearing PhD – scholar, cynic and expert in the poetry of John Donne – has devoted her life to academic achievement and finds herself hospitalised with advanced ovarian cancer. During the course of her illness (and a stint as a prize patient in an experimental chemotherapy project) Vivian comes to reassess her life and work with a profound understanding and humour that transform her and the audience.
Vivian begins to learn about new things – wit, acceptance, grace, friendship and, finally, salvation.