DALLAS TWP. — The Misericordia Players will present the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Wit” by Margaret Edson 8 p.m. Oct. 27-29 in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall. Tickets are available at the door. The cost is $5 for general admission and $3 for senior citizens, Misericordia students and alumni.
The powerfully imagined drama explores the topic of mortality and the importance of human relationships as seen through the eye of the central character, Vivian Bearing. A renowned professor of English who is diagnosed with terminal cancer, Bearing is forced to examine the values and standards that have directed her life, and weigh the importance of achievements against the value of human relationships.
Scott Colin Woolnough of Larksville, coordinator of the Alternative Learners Project Program at Misericordia University, is the director for the Misericordia Players production. Jeffrey Kelly of Pittston, manager of cultural and special events and theater director at Misericordia University, is technical director.
The cast features Angel Berlane Mulcahy, Wilkes-Barre, in the lead role of Vivian Bearing, PhD.; and David Lutchko, Scranton, as Harvey Kelekian, M.D.; Olivia Katulka, West Wyoming, as E.M. Ashford, Ph.D.; Madison Mokychic, Monroe Township, as Susan Posner, R.N.; and Adam Ercolani, Bear Creek, as Jason Posner, M.D. In addition, Juliana Cofrancesco, Branford, Conn., and Cecelia Russo, Benton, are members of the ensemble.
Assisting Woolnough are Jacob Schweiger, Barton, N.Y., graduate assistant; and Jackie Nat, Plains, human resources coordinator and head women’s volleyball coach, who is serving as assistant to the director.
For more information about the play, visit www.misericordia.edu/theartsandmore or call the Misericordia Box Office at 570-674-6719.