Wit: A Dying Professor Learns Her Own Lesson About Life
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The last date listed for Wit was Saturday June 7, 2014 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Raven Theatre West Stage:
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One of Chicago's most highly anticipated shows of the fall is authored by Lauren Yee, a young playwright reshaping the American theatre. Her potent mix of irony and sincerity keeps Ching Chong Chinaman both elevated and entertaining. While the themes are serious, the plot is as zany as any screwball comedy. Meet the Wongs, an all-American family. Desdemona wants to go to Princeton, but could use a little calculus help. Her brother Upton wants to be a World of Warcraft champion, but needs more free time to train. Upton solves both their problems by bringing in an indentured servant from China ... but they soon discover that "Ching Chong" has an American dream of his own. Learn More
The easiest way to get there from either the Loop or Evanston is to take the Red Line to the Granville stop and walk west on Granville to the theater which is on the corner of Granville and Clark. For some odd reason, Google Maps tells you to turn right on to Clark. Don't do it. The Raven Theater is on your left and on the corner of Granville and Clark.Wit travel • Jun 09 2014 star this tip starred
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Alice Adams aka Q-Tips Reviews
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Q-TIPS SAY: WOW! What an outstanding performance by Ms. Edson and the supporting cast. The range of emotions shine in this production of WIT. Mrs. Q says: Having gone through a bout of cancer herself, she could easily relate to the range of emotions that were portrayed in this play. In the end it is how we treat one another at the end and during our life. A simple thing of stopping by or a phone call, text to say Hi can be such a welcome act of kindness and friendship. Yes, there is some humor, kindness, compassion, but most important is that we enter and exit (and we all most exit) this life alone – or must we be so alone at the end? We do exit alone but we can have others around for support prior to the final exit. Is it a choice or not? Is is because of how we lived our lives that there is no one around when we pass on? Loved it but not sure it is for everyone since in general we are so uncomfortable about suffering and dying. Alice in Chicago and Fl
Running time is approximately one hour and 40 minutes, with no intermission.