Pulitzer Prize Winner 'Wit' to premiere in Melbourne this September at fortyfivedownstairs

Published by: Sassy Red PR | 15-Aug-2016
I don't mean to give away the plot, but I think I die at the end. #WitArtisan @ArtisanMelbourne (Facebook) @ArtisanMelbourn (Twitter) @fortyfivedownstairs (Facebook) @fortyfive_ds (Twitter)
Venue: fortyfivedownstairs
Address: 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Date: 1 - 17 September
Time: Tues "“ Sat 7:30pm, Sun 6pm
Ticket: $38 Full, $32 Concession, $26 Group 8+
Buy / Ticket: http://www.fortyfivedownstairs.com/wp2016/event/wit/2016-08-31/
Web: http://www.theartisancollective.com/
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EMail: info@fortyfivedownstairs.com
Call: 03 9662 9966
The Artisan Collective, in association with fortyfivedownstairs, proudly present Melbourne premiere season.

What would you do if you suddenly found out you were going to die? Launching in 2009, The Artisan Collective has established itself as one of Melbourne's premier independent theatre companies. This September at fortyfivedownstairs it continues it's tradition of presenting powerful and compelling work with a premiere season of Margaret Edson's, 'Wit'.

Vivian Bearing (Jane Montgomery Griffiths) is a brilliant and uncompromising professor of English Literature who has spent years specialising in the Holy Sonnets of John Donne. Diagnosed with stage four 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. Learning everything she can about the disease and constantly at the mercy of the doctors in authority, the teacher has now become the student"¦

A poignant and humorous look at life, death, poetry, and compassion, 'Wit' is widely circulated as compulsory viewing for medical students. Utilised as a training video on patient/doctor relationships, and how to manage the terminally ill.

Playing on stages worldwide, 'Wit' has also been adapted into an HBO film, walking away with several Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG and Peabody Awards. Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and comprising a cast of Australian theatre royalty, including Jane Montgomery Griffiths, AACTA award winning Helen Morse and Rhys McConnochie; this season is set to be a truly special theatrical experience.

"Keep an eye out for this company" - Alison Croggon

"A masterpiece of economy"¦ Ben Pfeiffer, yet again proves his versatility as a director" - The Australian (If It Bleeds, 2012)

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