Photo Flash: 'Shining' WIT Plays For One More Week At The Match

Wit, by Margaret Edson, presented by actor Pamela Vogel, opens for eight performances in a limited run. It is one production in the inaugural year of the Houston Equity Festival, a collection of local professional actors, all members of the union Actors' Equity Association, each of whom is mounting her/his own show during the summer and fall of 2019. Ms. Vogel (Leap and the Net Will Appear / Catastrophic Theatre) plays Vivian Bearing, and Vance Johnson (Bootycandy / Catastrophic Theatre) and (Passing Strange / Standing Room Only Productions) directs.

Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned scholar and professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Wit marks a 20-year anniversary this year (1998/99 NYC production). No longer about silence on these women's health issues, it remains a candid story about a terminal diagnosis. The play illuminates that familiar, surreal feeling we experience when devastating events occur, or medical examinations and hospital stays happen, to which all audience members, female and male, can relate.

Wit by Margaret Edson

Presented by Pamela Vogel

Directed by Vance Johnson / Cast: Pamela Vogel, Tracy Ahern, Gabriel Regojo, John William Stevens, Susan Shofner Ensemble Cast: Fong Chau and University of Houston Downtown A&C Dept of Theatre students: Ivy Chagolla, Nabil Mehari, Alexandra Oravetz, Lloyd Taylor, Charles Vaughn

MATCH, 3400 Main St., 77002: September 4 (Preview) 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15

Ticket Info: $29

Photo Flash: 'Shining' WIT Plays For One More Week At The Match
Left to Right: John William Stevens as Dr. Kelekian with Pamela Vogel as Vivian Bearing Photo Credit: Pin Lim - Forest Photography

Photo Flash: 'Shining' WIT Plays For One More Week At The Match
Pamela Vogel as Vivian Bearing Photo Credit: Pin Lim - Forest Photography

Photo Flash: 'Shining' WIT Plays For One More Week At The Match
Left to Right: Tracy Ahern as Susie Monahan RN and Pamela Vogel as Vivian Bearing Photo Credit: Pin Lim - Forest Photography

Photo Flash: 'Shining' WIT Plays For One More Week At The Match
Pamela Vogel as Vivian Bearing Photo Credit: Pin Lim - Forest Photography

Photo Flash: 'Shining' WIT Plays For One More Week At The Match
Left to Right: Susan Shofner as E.M. Ashford and Pamela Vogel as Vivian Bearing Photo Credit: Pin Lim - Forest Photography

Photo Flash: 'Shining' WIT Plays For One More Week At The Match
Left to Right: Gabriel Regojo as Dr. Jason Posner and Pamela Vogel as Vivian Bearing Photo Credit: Pin Lim - Forest Photography



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