“WIT [is] a powerful portrait of life and death…exquisitely directed by Kelly Fidopiastis…[Megan C.C.] Walker is brilliant as Vivian, portraying the character with a fierce intensity, sarcastic wit and genuine thoughtfulness. ” – TRIBUNE TICKET
With one weekend of performances under their belts, the cast of W;t will return again tonight to present this powerful and beautiful play. The best seats are available for tonight’s show (Thursday, May 5), but there are still great seats available for all shows. W;t runs through Sunday, May 15th. Don’t wait to reserve your seats for this amazing show.
“As the young doctor, [Gregory] Gorrindo perfectly blends a naivety about the human condition with reckless arrogance. [Kerry] DiMaggio shines with sincerity and strength as the voice of humanity.” – TRIBUNE TICKET
A story in New Times today includes interviews with Megan C.C. Walker and Kelly Fidopiastis and talks about our partnership with Hearst Cancer Resource Center and Wilshire Hospice in presenting this Pulitzer Prize winning play.
“They were our eyes and ears for how accurately we were portraying everything about these characters,” said director Kelly Fidopiastis.
Luiza Dutra, a registered nurse and director of patient care at Wilshire Hospice had this to say about Megan Walker’s portrayal: “Megan captured exactly what I had experienced in the past,” said Dutra, who sat in on rehearsal to give feedback. “The cast brought me to tears at the end of rehearsal because it reminded me of patients that I had taken care of.” (New Times)
After the Saturday afternoon matinee performances on May 7 and 14, you can participate in talk-backs with the cast, director Kelly Fidopiastis and representatives from Wilshire Hospice. Purchase your tickets now to ensure your seats. If you’ve already seen the show, but would like to sit-in on the talk-back, please feel free to join us after the show at about 3:45 pm.
“Don’t shy away from this intense and haunting subject matter. Wit is not a play about dying; it is about embracing life and finding humanity within our hearts.” — Debby Nicklas, Tribune Ticket
11 year old Bellevue Santa Fe student Sophia Lea loves to act. You may have seen her in last December’s production of A Christmas Story (that’s her in the black coat!) or in last summer’s ACT production The Pirates of Penzance. So, when she had to choose a non-profit organization to assist as part of a public service project for her school, there was no question what organization she wanted to support: the San Luis Obispo Little Theatre! Not only did she spend several hours at the theatre in February providing hands-on help with our newsletter mailing, but she also spent even more hours making adorable knit caps and baking cookies and cupcakes that she then sold to friends, family and fellow students. Her dedication and willingness to work hard resulted in a donation of $250 in support of the Little Theatre’s Academy of Creative Theatre program! Wow! Thank you, Sophia!
It’s not too late for you to “play a part”! Auditions are TODAY for ACT’s summer production of The Jungle Book and are scheduled for Saturday, May 21st for our season opening production of The Drowsy Chaperone! Our friend Sophia is definitely auditioning for The Jungle Book, so why don’t you take a shot at The Drowsy Chaperone? You can find out everything you need to know about auditions right HERE.
Come on, you know you want to… come on out and join the fun!