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Thursday, August 29, 2002

W;t opens at Fulton Hall Theatre Sept. 11

SALISBURY, MD ----The Bobbi Biron Theatre Program at Salisbury University presents the 1999 Pulitzer Prize winning drama W;t , by Margaret Edson, in the Fulton Hall Theatre, Wednesday, September 11-Sunday September 15.

Curtain is 8 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday with matinees at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

W;t, also seen spelled Wit, is a compelling, yet humorous, story about accomplished English professor Vivian Bearing who becomes a student of ovarian cancer treatment research after her own cancer diagnosis. The play, directed by Catie Shingleton, follows Bearing through her education as a patient undergoing experimental treatments, with insightful flashbacks and profound revelations about herself.

Cast members include Salisbury University students Kristina Lawall, Jason Lang, Matt Ripa, Kristen Tull, Jason Castaneda and Priscilla Magalee. Salisbury residents are Betty McBriety Powell, Ph.D., and Heather Shingleton.

Opportunities to learn more about the play and community resources for those affected by cancer follow during post-performance discussions on Thursday and the Saturday matinee. These talks include Shingleton, the cast, and representatives of local non-profit agencies serving persons with cancer or terminal illnesses.

Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $6 for senior citizens and students. SU ID holders entitled to one free ticket to be picked up at the Information Desk of the Guerrieri University Center during regular Guerrieri Center hours. The play contains adult language and situations. For more information, call the Theatre Box Office at 410-543-6228.

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