August 19, 2017 | MANILA, PHILIPPINES

Tami Monsod stars in WIT

THEATER VETERAN Tami Monsod stars in the Asian premiere of the one-act play WIT, the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama by Margaret Edson.


Presented by Twin Bill Theater Productions, and directed by Steven Conde, WIT (also styled as W;t) will run from April 20 to May 3 at the Trinity University of Asia, E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave., QC.

Monsod will essay the lead role of Prof. Vivian Bearing, a PhD literature professor of 17th century poetry who is diagnosed with stage IV, metastatic ovarian cancer. Unmarried, without children, without even an emergency contact, Vivian faces the end by reflecting on her life through the intricacies of the English language, especially the use of wit in the metaphysical poetry of John Donne.

Twin Bill’s production also stars Raymund Concepcion as Dr. Harvey Kelekian, the business-like doctor and chief of medical oncology at the University Hospital who oversees Vivian’s treatment; Bibo Reyes as Jason Posner, a former student of Dr. Bearing, and a current student of Dr. Kelekian; Mikkie Bradshaw as Susie Monahan, a truly compassionate nurse; Sheila Francisco as Vivian’s former college professor, Evelyn Ashford; and Francis Matheu and Jilian Ita.

Twin Bill Theater’s founders -- led by theater professionals Joseph and Francis Matheu -- noted that their goals are focused on stirring up the public’s interest to rediscover, love, and preserve our historical, cultural and spiritual values through theater; and to make quality, thought-provoking productions more accessible to the non-theater going public.

WIT will have performances on April 20, 25 to 28 at 6 p.m.; April 29 at 3 and 8 p.m.; April 30 and May 2 and 3, at 8 p.m.

Tickets are available through TicketWorld (ticketworld.com.ph, 891-9999). For more information on Twin Bill visit https://www.facebook.com/twinbilltheater or www.twinbilltheater.com.