Margaret Edson's drama first premiered in 1995 and quickly moved to New York City, where it was very well received. The play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1999, but because there was no Broadway production it was not eligible for Tony Awards. However, in late 2011 Wit made its Broadway debut at Manhattan Theatre Club starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Cynthia Nixon as a woman in the last few hours of life reflecting on the illness that got her there. The production was nominated for two Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play. Find a selection of Wit tickets above.
Vivian Bearing is an English professor in the final stages of ovarian cancer. As she endures her last few hours of life, she reflects on her initial diagnosis, the radical treatment suggested by her doctor, and the rest of the disease's progression, as well as important moments in the rest of her life.