Play tells story of woman's battle with cancer

Play tells story of woman's battle with cancer

The Pulitzer Prize-winning play Wit, written by Margaret Edson, will be performed at Shelton State’s Bean-Brown Theatre starting on February 20. CW | Layton Dudley

“We have all had a friend or relative who has struggle through a battle with cancer,” Adam Miller, Theatre Tuscaloosa’s managing director, said. “This story reminds us how strong and resilient the human spirit can be.”

Jeff Wilson, the play’s director, said “Wit” is not only about cancer – it makes the audience consider how people should treat each other.

Joye Lee, who saw the first performance on Saturday night, said it was impressive.

“Not only the story itself, but also the performances and arrangements are 
creative and make me feel real,” Lee said.

To raise awareness of ovarian cancer and women’s health, Theatre Tuscaloosa has planned two special events to go along with “Wit,” both of which benefit the Norma Livingston Ovarian Cancer Foundation. The first took place on Sunday, Feb. 22, and featured a post-show talk with the actors of “Wit,” ovarian cancer survivors and medical professionals. The second, on Thursday, Feb. 26, will be a pre-show lecture named “Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment of Ovarian Cancer.”

“Wit” will be performed in the Bean-Brown Theatre on Shelton State Community College’s Martin Campus from Feb. 22 through March 1. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. from Thursday to Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays and Sundays. Tickets are available 

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