Justice Theater Project: Wit

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( Fri., Feb. 7, 2014 - Sun., Feb. 23, 2014 )

Saint Francis of Assisi Church, 11401 Leesville Road, Raleigh, NC 27617


Wit: A play by Margaret Edson.  Directed by Carnessa Ottelin.  Vivian Bearing, a college professor who, as the story opens, is undergoing treatment for cancer. Vivian has advanced ovarian cancer, which is among the more aggressive forms of cancer. Vivian addresses the audience, taking them back in time to tell her story: When she fell in love with words as a child; 20 years in the past, to when her graduate school professor encouraged her to pursue the poetry of John Donne; and her diagnosis with the aggressive form of cancer. The encounter with the disease forces her to wrangle with what life is really about.


This show will perform in Clare Hall Fellowship Center

Related Events:

Friday, January 24 - @ 6:30 PM - arrival time; @7:00 PM - chili contest; @7:30 - movie:  Bring your favorite chili recipe and your appetite. Chili will be judged by a Chris Hohmann of ABC 11, and the movie Wit with Emma Thompson will be shown. This event will introduce the community to a new ministry at Saint Francis of Assisi, “Cancer Companions.”

Saturday, February 8 @ 7:00 PM - Panel discussion "Living Fully Through Cancer." Panel includes Dr. Andrew Berchuck, Rob Morrell, Dr. Tony Galanos, Christi Seneri, Jeanne Tedrow (facilitator). A Cornucopia counselor will be available in the lobby after the show for consultation.

Saturday, February 15 @ 7:00 PM - Panel discussion "Access to Care." Panel includes Dr. Carolyn Byrd, Michael Keough, Nicole Dozier, Jim Hilke and Judy Barton. Facilitated by Kathleen Owen and Deb Royals. A representative from The Stephen Ministry will be in the lobby after the show for consultation.

Sunday, February 16 @ 2:00 PM - Free childcare and activities provided by Seed Art Share.  Reservations required.  Child must be potty trained.

February 21, 22, and 23 - Final Weekend - "Resource Fair" in the lobby.  Participants inclue YMCA Livestrong, Cancer Companions, American Cancer Society, Cornucopia Cancer Support Center, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Stephen Ministry, Fight Like Paxton, Lovely Lady.

Sunday, February 23 @ 2:00 PM - Audio description for the visually impaired provided by Arts Access.  Free admission for visually impaired patrons and their driver.  Reservations required.


Adults $20; Students/Seniors/Military $15; Groups (10+) $12

More information



  • Friday, February 7, 2014 at 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 3:00 PM
  • Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 2:00 PM
  • Friday, February 14, 2014 at 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM
  • Friday, February 21, 2014 at 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM