Auditions are being held this week for Brickstreet Theatre’s production of “Wit” by Margaret Edson. Brickstreet Theatre is looking for 3 men and 3 women in this inspiring drama, and people to help out behind the scenes as well! Auditions are being held at Brickstreet Theatre’s new rehearsal space at 122 North Clark Street in Forest City on Tuesday, February 21st and Thursday, February 23rd at 7pm.
“Wit” – what is it about?
Vivian Bearing, a brilliant and uncompromising professor of English Literature who has spent years specializing in the Holy Sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. She agrees to undergo an experimental chemotherapy treatment that, although not guaranteed to save her, will provide excellent research data for the future of oncology. Once the teacher, she is now the student, learning everything she can about the disease and constantly at the mercy of the doctors in authority. “Wit” is a poignant and humorous look at life, death, poetry, and compassion.