W;t, a dramatic reading performed by HMS & ART students

Date: 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

See also: 2013

Location: 

Room 227, Tosteson Medical Education Center (TMEC), Harvard Medical School, 260 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115


"W;t, " a one-act play detailing the hospital experience of a brilliant English professor undergoing chemotherapy for metastatic ovarian cancer.

In 1999, Margaret Edson won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her one-act play, "W;t," that details the hospital experience of a brilliant English professor undergoing chemotherapy for metastatic ovarian cancer. The play is not only a moving account of the patient experience, but through Vivian's reflections on her life through the intricacies of the English language, a linguistic delight. Art&Humanities@HMS is excited to present a dramatic reading of excerpts of this play by students from both Harvard Medical School and the American Repertory Theater. All are invited to join for an evening of drama, discussion, and music, followed by a lovely reception.

Event sponsored by the American Repertory Theater, Art&Humanities@HMS, and the Ackerman Program on Medicine & Culture at Harvard Medical School

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