Posts Tagged ‘wit’

Quote of the day: WIT

April 6, 2012


Culture requires a natural aristocracy of talent
Connoisseurship with a high degree of discernment makes the culture better.
Wit is judgment. Wit is cold. Comedy is warm.
Americans don’t like you to assume, presume, or judge.

— Fran Lebowitz, in the documentary film Public Speaking

Theater review: WIT

January 29, 2012

My review of Manhattan Theatre Club’s excellent Broadway revival of Margaret Edson’s justly acclaimed play Wit, starring Cynthia Nixon, has just been posted on Check it out here and let me know what you think.

The production doesn’t obliterate my strong memories of the original 1998 New York production starring Kathleen Chalfant (see my review of that production here) — nothing could — but it’s very good, and I highly recommend it.

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