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WNYC/WQXR and MTC's 'After Words: WIT' to Feature Cynthia Nixon, Greg Keller and Carra Patterson, 2/16

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Manhattan Theatre Club, in collaboration with the intimate, state-of-the-art venue The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC and WQXR, continues its popular discussion series with After Words: Wit on Thursday, February 16 at 5 pm.

The event will explore the hit Broadway revival of Wit, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Margaret Edson, directed byLynne Meadow, with Tony and Emmy Award winner Cynthia Nixon playing ‘Vivian Bearing.’

Exquisitely written, affecting, and often humorous, Wit follows a brilliant and exacting poetry professor (Cynthia Nixon) as she undergoes experimental treatment for cancer. A scholar who devoted her life to academia, she must now face the irony and injustice of becoming the subject of research.

Amy Eddings, local host of “All Things Considered” on WNYC, will welcome Nixon, along with fellow cast members Greg Keller and Carra Patterson, for a dynamic discussion exploring the play and the critically acclaimed new production at MTC. 

The limited engagement of Wit recently is now playing at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre through Sunday, March 11, 2012.  

Manhattan Theatre Club’s After Words: Wit

When:             Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 5pm

Where:            The Greene Space

44 Charlton Street (at Varick Street)

New York, NY 10014

Tickets:           $20, available at www.thegreenespace.org 

Live Video Webcast streamed online at www.thegreenespace.org

After Words, a discussion and performance series currently presented in collaboration with The Greene Space at WNYC and WQXR, is part of Manhattan Theatre Club’s continuing effort to deepen and enrich the play-going experience for the theatergoing community. Discussions featuring writers, cultural critics and journalists, provide provocative and illuminating insights into the political, cultural, and artistic contexts of the work Manhattan Theatre Club produces. 

The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space is WNYC and WQXR’s state-of-the-art, downtown studio, presenting content for live, radio and web audiences. Through a diverse range of programming that includes live radio broadcasts, audio theater, cultural salons, musical performances, political debates and town hall meetings, The Greene Space is the latest destination in New York City’s incomparable arts and culture scene. 

Tickets for Wit are available by calling Telecharge at 212-239-6200, online by visiting www.Telecharge.com, or by visiting the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Box Office (261 West 47th Street).

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