The Western Reserve Playhouse presents: “WIT” A Dramatic Comedy by Margaret Edson
Directed by Dawn Sniadak-Yamokoski
Show Dates: May 20th through June 4th , 2022
SYNOPSIS: Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her approach to the study of Donne: aggressively probing, intensely rational. But during the course of her illness—and her stint as a prize patient in an experimental chemotherapy program at a major teaching hospital—Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience.
The Western Reserve Playhouse is thrilled to bring back to our stage Shani Ferry (Emma) in the title role of Vivian Bearing. Also returning is Dennis Runkle (Broadway Christmas Carol), August Scarpelli (Lost in Yonkers), Rose Foti (The Maids), Victoria Kirgesner (Blithe Spirits), Kaity Heidinger (Little Women), Ben Arrington (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change) and on our stage for the first time Karen Wood.
Director – Dawn Sniadak-Yamokoski * Stage Manager – Brittany Bizub * Costume Designer - Deb Wentz* Light Design - Daniel Hunsicker * Assistant Director - Victoria Kirgesner * Acting Coach - Keith Stevens