A review by ben_smitty
Wit: A Play, by Margaret Edson


One of my favorite plays! Wit deals with Professor Vivian Bearing's stoic attitude towards her cancer (and life) as it deteriorates into vulnerability that comes with the ever-increasing pain. During the play, the poetry of John Donne's "Death, be not proud" underlines the central issues of death, compassion, and the meaning of life. Prof. Bearing wrestles throughout with what "wit" or "wisdom" really means, and if one can know a lot and still be blind.