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Waynesboro Players production of ‘Wit’ benefits Augusta Health’s Cancer Bridge Fund

Rebecca Barnabi
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The Waynesboro Players return to Blue Ridge Community College with Pulitzer-Prize winning play “Wit,” which will benefit The Cancer Bridge Fund at Augusta Health Care Center.

The Bridge Fund helps patients “bridge the gap” in their finances when a critical need arises and no other assistance is available.

‘Wit,’ first published in 1995, is by Margaret Edson, and follows the story of Dr. Vivian Bearing, an English professor who has recently been diagnosed with stage-four metastatic ovarian cancer. The plot switches between Vivian’s childhood, career and treatment milestones to tell her whole story. Throughout the play, Vivian reflects on her life through the intricacies of the English language, especially the use of wit.

Directed by Emily Bump Girard, “Wit” opened last weekend and will be performed Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2, 2024, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 3, 2024, at 3 p.m. in BRCC’s Black Box Theatre.

Tickets and show information are available online.

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca J. Barnabi is the national editor of Augusta Free Press. A graduate of the University of Mary Washington, she began her journalism career at The Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star. In 2013, she was awarded first place for feature writing in the Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia Awards Program, and was honored by the Virginia School Boards Association’s 2019 Media Honor Roll Program for her coverage of Waynesboro Schools. Her background in newspapers includes writing about features, local government, education and the arts.