Wit Will Have Less Brevity; MTC Adds One Week to Acclaimed Revival

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15 Feb 2012

Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon
Photo by Joan Marcus

Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Wit, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Margaret Edson, directed by Lynne Meadow, will get an extra week at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, now to March 17.

Wit opened on Jan. 26 to acclaim from critics. Tony Award winner Cynthia Nixon (Rabbit Hole) stars as a poetry professor facing terminal cancer, or, as MTC puts it: "A scholar who devoted her life to academia, she must now face the irony and injustice of becoming the subject of research."

In addition to Nixon, Wit also features Pun Bandhu (as Technician), Olivier Award winner Suzanne Bertish (as Prof. E.M. Ashford), Michael Countryman (Harvey Kelekian/Mr. Bearing), Jessica Dickey (Technician), Chiké Johnson (Technician), Greg Keller (Dr. Jason Posner), Carra Patterson (Susie Monahan) and Zachary Spicer (Technician).

The creative team for Wit includes Santo Loquasto (scenic design), Jennifer von Mayrhauser (costume design), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting design), Jill BC Du Boff (sound design) and J. David Brimmer (specialty staging consultant).

The schedule for the extension week (March 12-17) follows: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 PM, Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM. There will only be seven performances during this final week.

For more information on MTC, visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

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