St. Petersburg College
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
8:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2012
Museums | Sights,
Neighborhood | Community
Where: The Palladium, 253 5th Ave. N, St. Petersburg, FL
When: Fri Oct 26 8pm – 9:30pm
Oct. 26 to Nov. 4 - WIT.The Palladium, 253 5th Ave. N, St. Petersburg, FL
www.mypalladium.org or 727-822-3590.WIT
by Margaret Edson
American Stage Theater at The Palladium.Sun., Tues. to Sat. 8 p.m., Sat. 3 p.m.Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama“Her final transformation is among the most beautiful and searing images you will ever see on a stage.” -The Nashville Tennessean"A brutally human and beautifully layered new play…you feel both enlightened and, in a strange way, enormously comforted."
-NY Times"A dazzling and humane new play that you will remember till your dying day." -NY MagazineIn her extraordinary first play, Margaret Edson has created a work that is as intellectually challenging as it is emotionally immediate. Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a brilliant and renowned professor of English, a specialist in the metaphysical, life-and-death themes of John Donne's Holy Sonnets, now finds herself the subject of research designed to try to save her life. Her approach to the study of poetry is aggressively probing and intensely rational, but during the course of her illness and her stint as a prize patient in an experimental chemotherapy program at a major teaching hospital, Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience.