PerformInk is Chicago's entertainment industry trade publication.
Pictured: Lisa Tejero
The Hypocrites have announced casting for what will now be their final production of the season, Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama WIT. Directed by Marti Lyons, WIT will play January 20 – February 19 at The Den Theatre.
WIT will feature Adithi Chandrashekar, Robert Cornelius, Eduardo Curley-Carrillo, Kroydell Galima, India Gurley, Rasell Holt, Millie Hurley, and Colin Morgan, with Lisa Tejero taking a turn as the central character, Dr. Vivian Bearing.
“Wit is one of the bravest plays I have ever read,” commented director Marti Lyons. “In it, Margaret Edson faces illness, mortality and death head on through her lead character, Dr. Vivian Bearing. Through Vivian’s bout with ovarian cancer and her life-long exploration of John Donne’s Holy Sonnets, the play is an investigation of what it means to live, a meditation on what it means to die, and a mourning for the deep loss inherent in the brevity of our time on this earth.”
The production team for WIT includes: Courtney O’Neill (set design), Christine Pascual (costume design), Michael Stanfill (lighting design), Kevin O’Donnell (sound design), Rasean Davonte Johnson (projection designer), Daniel Parsons (stage manager).