WIT NYC Reviews and Tickets

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(60 Reviews)
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Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Profound, Intelligent

Margaret Edson's reflective play following a woman whose cancer diagnosis forces her to reassess her life and her approach to her work.

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Member Reviews (60)

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796 Reviews | 218 Followers
96
Intense, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Riveting

See it if you don't want to miss the best play off-off Broadway this season & you enjoy excellence in every aspect of production of a serious subject.

Don't see it if if you are not prepared to be moved by a life and death story involving stage 4 cancer.

706 Reviews | 214 Followers
95
Great acting, Clever, Wrenching, Profound, Intense

See it if Proud scholar faces a gaping mind-vs-body irony between intellectual pinnacle and her own death. Brilliant writing and acting.

Don't see it if You are not up for an intense experience. Read more

741 Reviews | 123 Followers
95
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you want to experience intimate drama that offers the opportunity for personal resonance & deep reflection on life, death & the in-between

Don't see it if death and cancer are triggering. The performance is realistic and disturbing.

397 Reviews | 103 Followers
95
Great use of projections, Great direction, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting

See it if want to see a show that hits all of the marks necessary to make a show great

Don't see it if you are triggered by woman dying while being subject to the indignities that often come with research/impersonal medicine Read more

420 Reviews | 61 Followers
80
Absorbing, Intense

See it if Female researcher's experience being treated for cancer as a research experiment, realizing how cold-hearted to be on the receiving end.

Don't see it if Cancer/death; overly scholarly, professorial talk; metaphysical poetry/Donne; distracting background projections aren't your thing. Read more

407 Reviews | 62 Followers
92
Powerful, Profound, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want a beautifully written and very well acted intelligent play, this is for you.

Don't see it if your want something light, it will not be your cup of tea.

381 Reviews | 52 Followers
92
Difficult subject matter, Intelligent, Great acting, Riveting, Powerful

See it if you want to feel the pain, fear, suffering of a cancer patient as she navigates through chemo. Emotional performances, talented cast.

Don't see it if the subject of cancer upsets you. Read more

346 Reviews | 100 Followers
92
Resonant, Profound, Must see, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a brilliant small scale production of a master work of theatre; you want to support smaller companies; you need catharsis

Don't see it if you might struggle with an unflinching portrayal of cancer, health care, palliative care, and death Read more

Critic Reviews (1)

TheaterScene.net
January 8th, 2022

Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize winning play Wit, an exquisitely literate and dramatically poignant piece, would certainly suffer in the hands of less than able artists. Fortunately, the production currently running at The Paradise Factory is in well-talented hands and does the material proud.
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