No Man Is an Island," a symposium inspired by the play Wit, will be held Feb. 28, at 7:30 PM, at the Geffen Playhouse, where Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play is holding stage through March 5. Scheduled speakers on the subject of "themes of art, medicine and compassion" include: Kathleen Chalfant, star of Wit; Beth Y. Karlan, director of Gynecologic Oncology and the Gilda Radner Ovarian Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai; David Kessler, author of "The Rights of the Dying: A Companion for Life's Final Moment"; Dr. Paul Sellin, professor emeritus of 17th century literature, UCLA; and Karen J. Stabler, R.N.
Wit opened Jan. 26 in L.A. and has been well received by local critics.
Wit next travels to London for an April 3 opening at the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End.
Geffen Playhouse is located at 10886 Le Conte Ave. in Westwood. The "No Man Is an Island" symposium is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7 PM. For more information, call the Geffen's education department at (310) 208-6500, ex.-158. The Geffen box office number is (310) 208-5454.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent