By: Margaret Edson
May 20 - June 4, 2022
Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, and the Oppenheimer Award
Margaret Edson’s powerfully imagined Pulitzer Prize–winning play examines what makes life worth living through her exploration of one of existence’s unifying experiences―mortality―while she also probes the vital importance of human relationships. What we as her audience take away from this remarkable drama is a keener sense that, while death is real and unavoidable, our lives are ours to cherish or throw away―a lesson that can be both uplifting and redemptive. As the playwright herself puts it, “The play is not about doctors or even about cancer. It’s about kindness, but it shows arrogance. It’s about compassion, but it shows insensitivity.”
In Wit, Edson delves into timeless questions with no final answers: How should we live our lives knowing that we will die? Is the way we live our lives and interact with others more important than what we achieve materially, professionally, or intellectually? How does language figure into our lives? Can science and art help us conquer death, or our fear of it? What will seem most important to each of us about life as that life comes to an end?
Staff and Cast
Director: Dawn Sniadak-Yamokoski
AUGUST SCARPELLI - JASON POSNER, M.D.
BEN ARRINGTON - RESIDENT/STUDENT ONE
DENNIS RUNKLE - HARVEY KELEKIAN, M.D/MR. BEARING
KAITY HEIDINGER - RESIDENT/STUDENT THREE
KAREN WOOD - E.M. ASHFORD
ROSE GABRIELE - SUSIE MONAHAN
SHANI FERRY - VIVIAN BEARING
VICTORIA KIRGESNER - RESIDENT/STUDENT TWO/ A.S. DIRECTOR
Health and Safety Guidelines
The Western Reserve Playhouse’s current Covid Policy. At this time WRP is a fully masked facility. We also know that this policy could change at anytime as needed for the safety of our patrons, volunteers and staff.
If any patron exhibits any symptoms that are Covid like, we will ask you to not enter WRP and we can reschedule your ticket.
The staff, volunteers and actors that are working this production at this time are fully vaccinated.
This production has no content advisories.
Western Reserve Playhouse
3326 Everett Road
Bath, OH 44286