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

Jason Posner, M.D.

August Scarpelli (Jason Posner, M.D.) has been waiting far too...

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 Heidinger

Resident/Student Three

Kaity Heidinger (Resident/Student Three)  is excited to be back on...

Karen Wood

E.M. Ashford

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

Rose Gabriele

Susie Monahan

Rose Gabriele (Susie Monahan, R.N. B.S.N ) is so pleased...

Shani Ferry

Vivian Bearing

Shani Ferry (Vivian Bearing) is honored to be playing the...

Victoria Kirgesner

Resident/Student Two/ A.S. Director

Victoria Kirgesner (Resident/Student Two/ A.S. Director) is excited to be...

Victoria Kirgesner

Assistant Director

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

Keith Stevens

Acting Coach

Deborah Wentz


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

Daniel Hunsicker

Director/Light Design

Daniel Hunsicker was last seen in Assassins at WRP.  Before that, he...

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WIT Program 2022