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Experience the Profound Journey of “Wit” at the Santa Maria Civic Theatre
This November, prepare to be moved by the powerful and poignant play “Wit” at the Santa Maria Civic Theatre. Written by Margaret Edson, this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama is a profound exploration of life, death, and the human condition.
“Wit” tells the story of Vivian Bearing, a renowned professor of English literature who specializes in the holy sonnets of John Donne. Her life takes a turn when she is diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer. As she undergoes rigorous treatment, she begins to reassess her life through the lens of the complex metaphysical poetry that she has spent her life studying.
The play is a compelling blend of intellectual humor and emotional depth, as Vivian navigates her illness with biting wit and stoic bravery. It’s a stunning meditation on the importance of empathy, compassion, and the personal connections we make in life.
Our production of “Wit” promises an unforgettable theatrical experience. With a talented cast and thought-provoking dialogue, the play is sure to touch your heart and provoke deep thought. The minimalist stage design focuses the attention on the characters and their inner journeys, enhancing the intimate and introspective nature of the play.
So, mark your calendars for November 2023 and join us at the Santa Maria Civic Theatre for a performance of “Wit”. Experience the transformative power of theatre as we bring this deeply moving play to life.
In our unique presentation of “Wit”, we embrace the engaging format of readers theater. This means that our talented actors will be holding their scripts during the performance, focusing on the power of the dialogue and their vocal expressions to bring the story to life. With limited blocking, movement, props, and sets, this stripped-down approach allows the raw emotion and narrative of the play to take center stage. It’s a testament to the power of storytelling and the skill of our performers, who create a rich, immersive world using words and emotion alone. So come, let your imagination soar, and experience theater in its purest form.
This Readers Theatre Event will run in repertory  and alternate with Radium girls over two weekends for a total of three shows.  Please check your date selection carefully for this unique theatrical experience.
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