Funny. Brutal. Moving.

How should we live our lives knowing that we will die? Is the way we live our lives and manage our relationships with others ultimately more important than our material and professional achievement? When we know that our days are numbered, what is really most important to us?

Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer prize-winning play tackles these issues in a forceful yet unsentimental way. WIT is a funny, sharp, life-affirming and enlightening piece about human relations, dignity, forgiveness, compassion and grace in the light of one woman’s imminent death.


by Margaret EDSON

Wit was produced Off-Broadway by MCC Theater, Long Wharf Theatre, Daryl Roth with Stanley Shopkorn, Robert G. Bartner, Stanley Kaufelt.
January 7, 1999

The MCC Theatre/Long Wharf Theatre production premiered in New York at MCC Theatre Robert LuPone and Bernard Telsey, Executive Directors William Cantler, Associative Director
September 17, 1998

East Coast Premiere at Long Wharf Theatre. Dough Hughes, Artistic Director; Michael Ross, Managing Director
October 31, 1997

Originally produced by South Coast Repertory and:
THE RUNAWAY BUNNY by Margaret Wise Brown c 1942 by Harper & Row Inc., renewed 1970 by Roberta Brown Rauch and used by permission of Harper Collins Inc.

THE DIVINE POEMS by John Donne, edited by Helen Gardner by permission of Oxfor University Press.

Presented by arrangement with NORDISKA ApS- Copenhagen.


This production was supported by København Kommune Scenekunstudvalg and Konsul Georg Jorck og Hustru Emma Jorcks Fond.

Accolades 2014

CPH-Culture 'Best of 2014':
  • - Best female lead of the year (Sue Hansen-Styles, WIT).
  • - Best foreign play of the year (WIT).
  • - Nomination for best play of the year (WIT).
  • Link: Read more here (in Danish).

Information 'Best of 2014':


By: Margaret Edson


When: March 6-22, 2014
Where: Bådteatret, Copenhagen


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