WIT NYC Reviews and Tickets

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(58 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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95
Great acting, Clever, Wrenching, Profound, Intense

See it if Proud scholar faces a gaping 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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

98
Must see, Profound, Intense, Masterful, Intelligent

See it if You like intellectual shows, great acting and productions that get right to the heart of a play.

Don't see it if You can't tolerate metaphysical poetry in plays or plays about death.

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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