Wit Opens at The Elite Theatre Company
The Elite Theatre production of “Wit” by playwright Margaret Edson opened Friday February 21st. With performances running from through to Sunday March 22nd at the Elite Theatre Company in Channel Islands Harbor. Our first production of the 2020 Season, Wit is Directed by Christine Adams and Produced by Mike Marsalisi, Kim Prendergast, and Michael Adams. The play is performed as a single continuous act, and does not have an intermission.
“Wit” follows an English professor in her last hours before her death from ovarian cancer.
Dr. Vivian Bearing evaluates her life through the use of wit and the poetry of John Donne. Tickets are available online through The Elite website at www.theelite.org or at the box office thirty minutes before the show.
Margaret Edson received the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for drama for “Wit,” which was her first play. The play also received the “Best New Play” award in 1999 from the New York Drama Critics’ Circle. Edson drew inspiration from her time working at a hospital and her Master’s Degree in English literature from Georgetown University.
The Elite Theatre is located on 2731 South Victoria Avenue, in Oxnard. Seating is limited, and it is recommended that guests purchase tickets in advance. Doors open at 7:30 PM for our Friday and Saturday performances, and at 1:30 PM for Sunday matinees.