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Suzi Recommended

By Margaret Edson
Directed by Tlaloc Rivas

Atlanta teacher Margaret Edson wrote only one play, the 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winner Wit, which chronicles the life of cancer patient Dr. Vivian Bearing, a teacher who becomes a student of life as she undergoes an experimental treatment. Perfect for the county with the most successful Relay for Life in the nation.


Language, Mature Themes, Brief Nudity

Running Time:
105 minutes. There is no intermission.

Wit is a part of the

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January 14–February 7, 2016

Wednesday–Saturday at 8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm
Tickets $20–$55

Wednesday Discount Matinee
February 3 at 10:00am
Tickets from $16

All remaining performances of Wit are sold out. Email the Box Office if you would like to be put on a wait list for cancellations. You may also come to the theatre on the night of a performance and any unused seats will be sold. Thank you for your continued support of Aurora Theatre.

Sponsored by

Georgia Gwinnett College


Reviews and Other Buzz About Aurora Theatre’s Wit

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Lobby Art Exhibit

A Celebration of Healing
Sal Brownfield, Artist
Eve Hoffman, Writer


A Celebration of Healing is Sal Brownfield’s series of twenty-one large paintings of women and men whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer. Each is a collaboration between artist and subject, in which the model is as much muse as model. Brownfield notes: “It is their internal strength which makes these paintings important. This is where healing resonates and where my interest lies.” A Celebration of Healing paintings hang in the lobby of Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville through February 7.

The paintings are about transition from chaos (illness) to calm (healing). They expose fear and sadness and proclaim beauty. They demand stories be told and stigma be abandoned. They proclaim essential humanity and honor all whose lives have been touched by breast cancer.

Brownfield felt there was more than he could capture in paint and invited Eve Hoffman to interview the models and write their stories. The result, A Celebration of Healing—a book of art and stories which is neither a cancer book nor a Hallmark card, but rather a book of hope and healing. Available on Amazon, at the Hudgens Center for the Arts in Duluth and through February 7 in the lobby of Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville.

Meet the Artist and the Author
Saturdays, January 23 & February 6 | After the Matinees and before the Evening Shows


Noche Latina: Live Mariachis
Friday, February 5 | 7:00–8:00pm in the Lobby

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An evening of theatre, with a latin flare. Noche Latina happens only once during the run of every mainstage show, so don’t miss it! This month we’ll have live mariachi music before the show from Mariachi Jaliciense Atlanta.

Ask the box office about the Noche Latina Season Ticket.

Mariachi Jaliciense

Opening Night Reception
at Universal Joint, immediately following the performance.

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181 West Pike Street
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046

Wit Community Conversation SlideCommunity Conversation: “The Big C”
February 3, 2016  | 7:15 – 7:55pm

How does one find hope, whether personally or alongside family or friend, on the journey through cancer? In the almost 20 years since Wit was written, advancements in cancer treatment have taken leaps and bounds. Join us for a frank conversation from long-time and recent cancer survivors and medical professionals as they compare ways of navigating past and present realities and future expectations on the journey through “The Big C”.

Meet the Playwright
January 17, 2016 | After the Matinee

Join us after the matinee of Wit on Sunday, January 17 to meet and speak with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Margaret Edson. The New York Times called her, “the Harper Lee of playwrights,” as she has only had one play ever produced and yet that one play has become an award-winning American classic. After graduating from Smith in 1983 with a degree in history, and trying her hand at various and sundry jobs, she began writing the play in 1991 while working in a bike shop in Washington, where she grew up. Ms. Edson’s real passion is education and she is currently a middle school teacher in the City of Atlanta school system.

5 Questions with Mary Lynn Owen

2015–16 Aurora Theatre AppCo member Skyler Brown interviews the star of Wit. Read the Interview

Vivian Bearing Mary Lynn Owen*
Harvey Kelekian, MD/Mr. Bearing Chris Kayser*
Dr. Jason Posner Justin Walker
Susie Monahan Tiffany Mitchenor
E.M. Ashford, PhD Marianne Fraulo*
Student/Lab Technician 1 Brooke Owens
Student/Lab Technician 2 Benjamin Sims
Student/Lab Technician 3 Kathleen O’Hara
Student/Lab Technician 4 Mike Filer
Dr. Jason Posner u/s Jacob McKee
Production Staff
Producing Artistic Director Anthony P. Rodriguez
Associate Producer Ann-Carol Pence
Associate Artistic Director Justin Anderson
Director Tlaloc Rivas
Dramaturg Megan Monaghan Rivas
Resident Stage Manager Katie Chambers*
Assistant Stage Manager Stephanie Nichols
Set Designer Isabel & Moriah Curley-Clay
Lighting Designer Kevin Frazier
Sound Designer Thom Jenkins
Costume Designer Isabel & Moriah Curley-Clay
Props Designer Trevor Carrier
Wig Designer Paula Renee
Company Manager Katie Pelkey
Technical Director Daniel Terry
Scenic Artist Sarah Thomson

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.