Auckland Theatre Company Presents

Wit

By Margaret Edson

29 JUN - 22 JUL 2000 — Drama

About.

Company

Auckland Theatre Company

Venue

Maidment Theatre

Duration

Restrictions

None

Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., renowned professor of English and expert on the brilliantly difficult sonnets of metaphysical poet John Donne, is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Approaching her illness with the same academic rigour as her work, she becomes the prize patient of a teaching hospital, challenging, intimidating and fascinating her clinicans with her remarkable intellectual and physical tenacity. As her resilience fades and with the inevitable upon her, she comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humour that are transformative.

Cast

Beryl Te Wiata

E.M. Ashford

Simon Roborgh

Jason Posner, M.D

Keith Adams

Lab Technician/Clinical Fellows/Students/Code Team

Charlotte Drinkwater

Lab Technician/Clinical Fellows/Students/Code Team

Hamish Hector-Taylor

Lab Technician/Clinical Fellows/Students/Code Team

Jacqueline Nairn

Lab Technician/Clinical Fellows/Students/Code Team