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In her extraordinary 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Margaret Edson has created a work that is intellectually challenging as it is emotionally immediate.
Vivian Bearing, PH. D., a renowned English professor who has spent years studying and teaching the Holy Sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer.

She has agreed to be part of experimental chemotherapy treatments that are as aggressively probing and intensely rational as her study of John Donne.
At first, she views her treatments as making an important contribution to medical science, but as she grows sicker Vivian realizes that she is just a piece of research.

She begins to crave the human connection and caring that she has been lacking in her own relationships, and comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humour that are transformative for both her and the audience.

May 5-7 and 12-14 7pm
May 8 & 15 2pm