A review by cgcpoems
Wit: A Play by Margaret Edson

emotional funny tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No


I’m struggling to pinpoint how I feel about this play. I liked the surrounding details of it—the fact that the MC was a professor of John Donne’s work. The “Jason” character and his role in the plot. The brevity of it all. But at the same time, I didn’t feel very moved or emotionally affected in any way when I think that was the author’s intention. Perhaps that’s because I’ve never gone through a situation like this with anybody, or maybe that’s because the play itself is lacking in some way. I don’t know that I have an answer. I’d be interested to see this play performed and determine whether that fixes some of the “issues” I had with it.