by Texas Theatre

Feb. 02 - Feb. 04

(via TLUU)A collaboration between the Dramatic Media Department of Texas Lutheran University and The Texas Theatre will feature the play"Wit". Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, and the Oppenheimer Award. Adapted to an Emmy Award-winning television movie, directed by Mike Nichols, starring Emma Thompson.


Margaret Edson's powerfully imagined Pulitzer Prize-winning play examines what makes life worth living through her exploration of one of existence's unifying experiences - mortality - while she also probes the vital importance of human relationships. What we as her audience take\away from this remarkable drama is a keener sense that, while death is real and unavoidable, our lives are ours to cherish or throw away - a lesson that can be both uplifting and redemptive. As the playwright herself puts it, "The play is not about doctors or even about cancer. It's about kindness, but it shows arrogance. It's about compassion, but it shows insensitivity.


Feature by Darren Dunn at SeguinToday.com, February 2, 2024


In Wit, Edson delves into timeless questions with no final answers: How should we live our lives knowing that we will die? Is the way we live our lives and interact with others more important than what we achieve materially, professionally, or intellectually? How does language figure into our lives? Can science and art help us conquer death, or our fear of it? What will seem most important to each of us about life as that life comes to an end?


Mary Jane Emmett Windle (via Facebook)


The Show will feature TLU students as well as actors familiar to the Texas Theatre stage including Mary Jane Windle, Pat Hoppe and Greg Dew. The cast also includes Caitlyn Nordeen, Steven Cruser and Ty Edwards. It is being directed by William Hicks, Student Director.

by Margaret Edson
Texas Theatre

February 02 - February 04, 2024
Stephen & Mary Birch Texas Theatre
425 N. Austin Street
Seguin, TX, 78155

Performance times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2 and 3, 2024 with 2:30 matinees on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 3 and 4.

Ticket prices are $20 reserved seat, $15 general admission and $5 for Texas Lutheran University students (plus service fees). Tickets are available online HERE.

A portion of ticket sales will go to the American Cancer Society.