My wife and I went to the Perseverance Thursday night. When I got home I read Michael Christensen's review of the play "Wit" in the Empire. He got it right. Anyone who realizes that his or her own future might just possibly, sooner or later, involve progressive illness, loss of important parts of our daily lives, and death should see this show. That should be nearly everybody.
Yes, "Wit" is heavy, but not profane or violent, and it is really very funny. Much better than most anything in the movies or TV. And bravo! for Anita Maynard-Losh, lead actress in the play.
(I could add that Bartlett is a better and much nicer hospital than the cancer center in which this play takes place, and will eventually become even better after Prop 2 passes next week.) Go see "Wit."
Eric Olsen, M.D.