Auditions for Wit
by Margaret Edson, directed by Emily Bump Girard
Prof. Vivian Bering is a renowned scholar of John Dunne’s poetry, which is known for its metaphysical conceit—wit. When she is diagnosed with stage four cancer she agrees, as a “significant contribution to knowledge” to undergo an experimental course of chemotherapy. With her own dry humor, she shares her journey with the audience in a story of hope and self -reflection, kindness and respect, sadness, and, in a way, triumph.