Staged Reading Series: Wit by Margaret Edson

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Wit | Friday, Apr 28 & Saturday, Apr 29, 20:00

Margaret Edson’s 1999 Pulitzer Prize–winning play examines what makes life worth living through her exploration of one of existence’s unifying experiences—mortality—while probing the vital importance of human relationships. The action of the play takes place during the final hours of Dr Vivian Bearing, a university professor of English, dying of ovarian cancer. What we as her audience take away from this play is that while death is real and unavoidable, our lives are ours to cherish or throw away. 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?

April 28 2017


Date: April 28, 2017
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cost: Free
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Theatre Language Studio

Petterweilstrasse 66
Frankfurt am Main, 60385 Germany

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39 people are attending Staged Reading Series: Wit by Margaret Edson

  • Lois Woestman
  • Christina Seryianni
  • Vera Weyl
  • Cathleen Poehler
  • Tanja Neumann
  • renard yearby
  • Sarah Abou Taka
  • Eugene Kim
  • mahsa saloor
  • Beata Marchewa
  • Naomi Chakwin
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  • Olga Okarska
  • Jayanti Banerjee
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  • Ana Luis
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  • Chrystal Pendzich
  • Francesca Diaferia
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  • Bernard Mulligan
  • Rafael de Heredia
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  • Maria Leitão
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