January 18th–February 10th, 2019


a play by by Margaret Edson

A brutally human and beautifully layered play…you feel both enlightened and, in a strange way, enormously comforted.

– The New York Times

This Pulitzer Prize Winning Drama (1999) follows Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English, who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne. As she grapples with her recent diagnosis of ovarian cancer, she shares her transformative journey into self-understanding, teaching the power of humor & humanity in a life lived with hope.

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Cast of Characters
Vivian Bearing, Ph.D.Doreen Dawson
Harvey Kelekian, M.D./Mr. BearingPete Gately
Jason Posner, M.D.Garrett Ard
Susie Monahan, R.N.Ellen Hill
E.M. Ashford, Ph.D.Dianne Wawrzyniak
Ensemble Shannon Bachelder
Ed Garzaro
Tony Leyva
Elissa Wolf
Creative Team
directed byLisa Dawn
assistant directorElaine Phillips
stage managerElyse Willis
production managerMike Boyna
set designerR.J. Ogren
set decoratorLisa Wallace
costumerLisa Wallace
hair & makeupTracy Adams
prop masterLisa Wallace
lighting designerJim Van De Velde
sound designerSean Ogren

Photos by Ken Beach