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Detailing the final days of Dr. Vivian Bearing’s battle with stage IV ovarian cancer, “Wit” is a poetic journey through the English professor’s reflection on her life and the relationship between patient and caretaker. This exhilarating story of self-realization and strength takes a deeper look into humanity and one woman’s bold journey of accepting it. As Professor Bearing undergoes experimental treatment for cancer, she begins to reflect upon her condition through the intricacies of the English language, most predominantly wit, seen in the metaphysical poetry of favorite her author John Donne. This play is for all who have been affected by cancer. The play serves to comfort and inspire those who have fought, those who have triumphed and those who have suffered loss…

“Wit” won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.