Spring theatre production to benefit Hope LodgeFeb. 27, 2012
This spring the Lubbock Christian University Theatre presents Wit by Margaret Edson. All of the proceeds from the Saturday, March 3 evening performance will be donated to Lubbock's Hope Lodge of the American Cancer Society.
The story line is about Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her approach to the study of Donne: aggressively probing, intensely rational. But during the course of her illness-and her stint as a prize patient in an experimental chemotherapy program at a major teaching hospital-Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience.
In her extraordinary first play, Margaret Edson has created a work that is as intellectually challenging as it is emotionally immediate. "[A] brutally human and beautifully layered new play...you feel both enlightened and, in a strange way, enormously comforted." -NY Times. "A dazzling and humane new play that you will remember till your dying day." -NY Magazine. Edson won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize and the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Play.
Dates for the performance are March 1, 2, and 3 at 7:30pm in the CDC Theatre for the Fine Arts on the Lubbock Christian University campus. General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for LCU students. Call 806-720-7429 for ticket reservations.
Directed by LCU's Dr. Don Williams, this play will serve as LCU's entry in the Christian University Theatre Festival, hosted by Wayland Baptist University. The production is being produced as a collaboration between the LCU Theatre and the LCU Nursing Department.