Wit: Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama
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It's an evening of mischief and merriment as Intrepid Shakespeare Company presents the original battle of the sexes, Much Ado About Nothing. This witty romantic comedy shows how love brings out both the best and worst in us. Fun-loving, confirmed bachelor Benedick returns from a victory at war only to find himself caught up in another battle: a war of wits and words with the acid-tongued, headstrong Beatrice. Though they've each sworn off romance, their "merry war" of clever insults reveals the growing attraction between them. Meanwhile, Benedick's fellow soldier Claudio is head over heels for Hero, the governor's daughter. They will soon be wed ... if the treacherous Don John doesn't ruin everything first. At once passionate, sexy and blindingly funny, Much Ado About Nothing is filled with some of the most brilliant comedic repartee ever written. Learn More
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Featured review from Rita the DogRed Velvet
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"Wit" is indeed witty, funny at times, and by turns visceral, tragic, and beautiful. Capably supported by fine actors,including local legends Jim Chovick and Sylvia M’Lafi Thompson, and a notably tender, sensitive turn by Cynthia Gerber, it is Deborah Gilmour Smyth's amazing (even devastating) portrayal of Professor ("Doctor of Philosophy") Vivian Bearing on which the entire play rests. As a devoted theatregoer I must say that hers is one of the most honest, hard-to-watch-yet-harder-to-turn-away-from performances I've ever had both the pleasure and pain to see.
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This was a remarkable play. Not simply joyous entertainment (there was some of that too) but thought provoking, insightful and soul wrenching stuff -- what theater is supposed to be but rarely is.
The whole cast is talented and brings a really...continued
By Margaret Edson
Directed by Robert Smyth
Cast: Deborah Gilmour Smyth, Cynthia Gerber, Jason Heil, Jim Chovick, Bryan Barbarin, Kaja Amado Dunn and Caitie Grady
Running Time: 90 minutes with no intermission.
This show is recommended for ages 13 and older because of minimal strong language.