Western Reserve Playhouse presents:


Written by Margaret Edson

Directed by Dawn Sniadak-Yamokoski

Event Show Dates: May 20, 21, 27, 28 and 29, 2022. June 3, 4, 2022.


Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, and the Oppenheimer Award

Margaret Edson’s powerfully imagined Pulitzer Prize–winning play examines what makes life worth living through her exploration of one of existence’s unifying experiences―mortality―while she also probes the vital importance of human relationships. What we as her audience take away from this remarkable drama is a keener sense that, while death is real and unavoidable, our lives are ours to cherish or throw away―a lesson that can be both uplifting and redemptive. As the playwright herself puts it, “The play is not about doctors or even about cancer. It’s about kindness, but it shows arrogance. It’s about compassion, but it shows insensitivity.”

In Wit, Edson delves into timeless questions with no final answers: How should we live our lives knowing that we will die? Is the way we live our lives and interact with others more important than what we achieve materially, professionally, or intellectually? How does language figure into our lives? Can science and art help us conquer death, or our fear of it? What will seem most important to each of us about life as that life comes to an end?

Meet the cast of WRP’s production of “Wit”. See “Tickets” tab for ticketing information.

August Scarpelli


August Scarpelli (Director) is happy to be back home, guiding...

Ben Arrington

Resident/Student One

Ben Arrington (Resident/Student One) happily returns to the WRP stage...

Dennis Runkle

Harvey Kelekian, M.D/Mr. Bearing

Dennis Runkle (Harvey Kelekian, M.D/Mr. Bearing) is blessed to be...

Kaity Hope Poschner

Kaity Hope Poschner (Mamilius/Time/Perdita) is excited to be back at...

Karen Wood

E.M. Ashford

Karen Wood (E. M. Ashford) is pleased to make her...

Rose Gabriele

Rose Gabriele (Charlotte)  is excited to return to the Western...

Shani Ferry

Shani Ferry Shani performed on WRP’s stage most recently as...

Victoria Kirgesner-Hunsicker

Assistant Director

Victoria Kirgesner-Hunsicker is excited to be joining the production team...

Victoria Kirgesner

Assistant Director

Victoria Kirgesner is a graduate of both the University at...

Lauren Koleszar

Lauren Koleszar (Assistant Director): Lauren couldn’t be happier to be...

Keith Stevens

Acting Coach

Deborah Wentz


Deb Wentz (Costume Designer) has been active in community theatre for...

Daniel Hunsicker

Dan has been involved in theater in NE Ohio both...

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