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Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Margaret Edson will visit South Georgia State College in November

Posted on Oct 30, 2019

South Georgia State College’s Theatre Productions and School of Nursing will present Margaret Edson’s touching and intimate Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Wit. The production opens Nov. 14 and continues nightly until Nov. 16 beginning at 7:30 p.m. A matinee performance will be held Sunday, Nov. 17, at 3 p.m. All performances are in McGouirk Auditorium, located in Peterson Hall (100 West College Park Drive), on the Douglas campus. SGSC Theatre Productions and the School of Nursing are honored to have the playwright Margaret Edson in attendance for the Saturday, Nov. 16 performance.

The story tells of 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. (Description by Dramatist Play Services.)

The cast is comprised of a number of SGSC students. Taking part will be Victoria Highsmith, A’Kye Smith, Noah Rouse, Jesenia Lopez, Shanya Jackson, Tristan Buckhalter, Kerrington Hollis, Crystal Francis, Madison Gruber and Rachel Vuong. Wit will be directed by Katherine LeRoy-Lawson, SGSC assistant professor of theatre.

Please join us! Admission is a $10 donation with SGSC students free with a valid student ID. For more information or tickets, please contact Katherine L. Lawson at 912-260-4352 or by email at Katherine.LeRoy@sgsc.edu.

SGSC student Victoria Highsmith has been cast in the role of Vivian Bearing in the play, Wit.