Margaret Edson, playwright; Derek Anson Jones, director
Audiences will not let this play go: from its first production at Long Wharf Theater in New Haven through its sold-out, extended run in New York, this funny, devastating, ultimately uplifting drama has drawn and held tens of thousands of weeping, cheering people who see in its story a reflection of their own lives. The Pulitzer Prize-winning first play by Margaret Edson, Wit is the account of a brilliant, driven professor of English literature who, dying of cancer, submits to a crash course of chemotherapy and confronts her own life choices as she faces her death. Chosen as one of the Top 10 plays to see by The New York Times, Time Magazine, the New York Post, the Daily News, USA Today, and others, Wit is "a dazzling and humane play you will remember till your dying day" (John Simon, New York Magazine).
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