Rehearsals have begun for this year’s Cornerstone production, “Wit,” a story about a woman dying of ovarian cancer.
Each Cornerstone class will attend when the show goes on stage the second weekend of November. According to the Department of Theatre, the show written by Margaret Edson “wrestles with the ultimate question of what it means to be alive.”
Wit will be directed by Kari Hatfield, associate professor of theatre.
After the show, Hatfield said she plans to have talkbacks with the crowd to dive even deeper into concepts introduced in the show. At each performance, a different person with an occupation or life experience that connects to the show will give the audience their perspectives. After the talkback, the audience will have an opportunity to ask the expert and the cast questions.
“It’s so intellectual,” said Jill Jackson, junior theatre major and cast member. “We’re kind of forcing [the Cornerstone students] to appreciate theatre.”
By performing this show, the theatre department is seeking to provide these classes with an example of how subjects like the humanities can make a difference in the world.
“Wit” will be performed Nov. 13-18 in the Fulks Theatre. Visit acu.edu/theatre for more information.