by Margaret Edsonwit_early

directed by Derek Bertelsen

May 8 – June 7, 2014

AstonRep Theatre Company continues its 2013-14 season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Wit by Margaret Edson. Wit revolves around the story of Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English, a specialist in the metaphysical, life and death themes of John Donne’s Holy Sonnets, who finds herself the subject of research designed to try to save her life as she is being treated for stage IV metastatic ovarian cancer. Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience.

 

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED– CHICAGO READER

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED– NEW CITY 

“Outstanding”– Edge Chicago

“AstonRep Theatre Company’s high-quality production of Wit packs an emotional punch but also revels in cleverness”– BROADWAYWORLD CHICAGO

“A poignant, smart exploration of mortality”-Chicago Theatre Beat

Cast

Alexandra Bennett as Dr. Vivian Bearing
Krista Gustafson as Ensemble
Matthew Harris as Ensemble
Angela Horn as Ensemble
Lona Livingston as E.M. Ashford
Alison Plott as Susie
Bob Skosky as Ensemble
Robert Tobin as Harvey Kelekian
Drew Wieland as Jason

Production

Assistant Director – Sara Pavlak
Stage Management – Dannie Moore
Set Design – Jeremiah Barr
Lighting Design – Samantha Barr
Costume Design – kClare Kemoc
Sound Design – Ray Kasper
Dramaturgy – Amy Kasper
Graphic Design – Lea Tobin
Publicity – David Rosenberg
Photography – Emily Schwartz