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Marsh River Theater to perform “Wit”

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BROOKS, Maine — The Friends of Marsh River Theater are performing “Wit,” a powerfully moving drama written by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Margaret Edson at 7:30 p.m.  Friday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Marsh River Theater.

All profits from ticket sales will benefit the Oncology and Mammography Fund for Patient Assistance at Waldo County General Hospital and EMMC Oncology.

“Wit” is about the last months of Dr Vivian Bearing’s life. The professor of 17th Century literature and John Donne scholar is dying of ovarian cancer. She reflects back to when she agreed to be part of a clinical trial for a new drug regimen to fight ovarian cancer. Now she has become not just a sick patient, but a subject of research for the doctors who attend her.

Gradually through the compassion of her oncology nurse, she realizes that she prefers kindness to intellect and that academic talent is a poor substitute for warmth and kindness.

Tickets may be purchased at the door for $10, $8 for senior citizens and children 12 and under. For more information, call 722-4110.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Toni Mailloux

Telephone Number: (207)930-6763

Website: http://

Email: tmailloux@wcgh.org