"It is not my intention to give away the plot, but I think I die at the end..."
What do you do when you learn you are about to die? In the show The New York Times calls “wise, witty and wrenching,” Pulitzer Prize winning author Margaret Edson questions what we value most when our days are numbered. Wit is a forceful and funny piece that examines relationships, compassion and finding the essential balance between science and art, head and heart. With no right or wrong answers, this provocative and profoundly moving play allows each of us to consider how to live, who to live for, and what we value most when there is little time left.
Donations of new and gently loved childrens' books will be collected at each performance for local charities.
Vivian Bearing, PhD - Liz Adams
E.M. Ashford, D.Phil - Dayenne Walters
Harvey Kelekian, MD / Vivian's Father - Robert Bonotto
Jason Posner MD - Tim Hoover
Susie Monahan, RN, BSN - Lauren Elias
Ensemble-Blyss Cleveland, Michael Lin,
Albert Scerbo, Grace Trapnell
Producer - Lauren Elias
Production Associate - George Page
Assistant Director - Emma Putnam
Stage Manager - Caitlin Mason
Assistant Stage Manager - Kristen Heider
Set Design - JP Pizzuti
Master Carpenter - Brian Melcher
Prop Design - Kelly Smith
Lighting Design - Chris Bocchiaro
Associate Lighting Designer - Jeremy Stein
Sound/Projection Design - Deirdre Benson
Costume Design - Nancy Ishihara
Medical Consultant - Mark Estano
Poster Design- Cristhian Mancinas-Garcia
Promotional Photography - Tim Gurczak
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
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First Church Boston
66 Marlborough St, Boston MA
The church is on the corner of Marlborough and Berkeley Streets in the Back Bay section of Boston.
Green Line (all branches) - Arlington or Copley Stations
Orange Line and Commuter Rail - Back Bay Station
Limited street parking near church - metered spots free after 6pm.
Please allow extra time for parking.
approx. 1 hr 40 min, with no intermission
Appropriate for ages 14+
Mature themes (death and mortality); mild profanity. Brief nudity.
The church is fully handicapped accessible. Please let us know in advance if you require any special accommodation. Gender-neutral rest room available.
Mike Hoban, TheaterMirror
Rich Fahey, On Boston Stages
Al Chase, White Rhino Report
Beverley Creasey, Boston Arts Review
Jules Becker, Boston Theatre Wings
Krystal Lai, The Tech (MIT)
Clinton Campbell, EdgeBoston