Pulitzer prize winning play showing to raise money for Galway Hospice

Pulitzer prize winning play showing to raise money for Galway Hospice

The Pulitzer Prize winning stage drama Wit is coming to Galway next week, and part of the proceeds will go towards Galway Hospice.

The most renowned play of American playwright Margaret Edson, Wot tells the tale Vivian Bearing as she deals with terminal ovarian cancer.

An professor of metaphysical poetry, Wit follows Dr Bearing as she reflects on her life through the English language, particularly the exacting wit of poet John Dunne.

As she submits to experimental treatment an approaches the end of her life, Vivian faces her life with uncompromising rigour, and a wry humour.

A reflection on the frailty of existence and the complexity of love, Wit was awarded a Pulitzer prize in 1999.

Galway Youth Theatre and Galway Arts Centre are bringing it to the Town Hall Theatre next week, directed by Andrew Flynn.

The play is showing at 8pm on Friday and Saturday, March 8-9.

Tickets cost €20 with a portion of the proceeds from each going to support Galway Hospice.

Tickets can be booked online here, or by calling the Town Hall Theatre at 091 569 777.

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