Enjoy The Arts in Delaware – Clear Space Theatre Presents WIT

The arts in Delaware

Clear Space Theatre Welcomes Broadway Actress Rosemary Loar in WIT

Looking for an opportunity to explore the arts in Delaware? Clear Space Theatre in Rehoboth Beach is featuring Margaret Edson’s 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winning one-act play, WIT.  This play focuses on university professor Vivian Bearing (Rosemary Loar), an expert on the poet John Donne, who is dying of ovarian cancer. Single, childless and with no immediate family, Bearing muses on her life and life’s work with both wisdom and humor during her final hours.

Rosemary Loar is a veteran of Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regional theaters, as well as television, concerts, and cabaret. She says of the role:

“I saw this play when it first opened in New York. I was deeply moved; I knew I would remember its depth and brilliance for the rest of my life – and, I have. This is a compelling, often humorous – and quite beautiful – portrayal of someone who has lived in her head for her whole life and finally – now, at the end of it – is finding her kindness; her humanness. It’s a celebration of human interaction and how that interaction is – ultimately – the most important thing we have to give to one another.”

After experiencing this play this past weekend, I was totally mesmerized by Rosemary Loar’s performance in WIT. This is a difficult role and she made us believe that it was happening to her.


WIT - Clear Space TheaterThis production, sponsored by Beebee Healthcare, is Clear Space Theater’s September offering of a play from the contemporary genre, different from their usual productions throughout the year. Also, as September is ovarian cancer awareness month, this play is a great opportunity to bring awareness to ovarian cancer.

WIT continues weekends from Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 8, with Friday and Saturday performances at 7:00 pm and Sunday performances at 3:00 pm. Tickets for all shows are $17 – $32, and may be purchased online at www.clearspacetheatre.org, or by calling the box office at 302-227-2270.

To see Clear Space Theatre’s Upcoming Shows, visit  http://www.clearspacetheatre.org/events.html. Read more about Clear Space Theater & Other Things to do in Delaware:

About Christine Davis

Christine grew up in northeastern Pennsylvania in a small town called Pittston, which is located between Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. Upon graduation, she enlisted in the United States Air Force, where she proudly served for eight + years at a variety of bases throughout the world, including Holland, Korea, and New Mexico. While in the Air Force, Christine spent most of her time working in the civil engineering career field where she thoroughly enjoyed meeting and working with such a diverse group of people with varying backgrounds and experiences, and learned so much from each of them. Christine’s last assignment in the Air Force was at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, and that’s when she discovered the Delaware beaches. Growing up in PA, her family spent time at the Jersey shore. But once she moved to MD, she became one of those many drivers making the trek across the Chesapeake Bay Friday afternoon to visit the Delaware beaches for the weekend. Upon Christine’s separation from the Air Force, she spent a small amount of time working in Washington, D.C., but it didn’t take long before she was drawn to the quiet, slow pace of Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, “the nation’s summer capital”. Christine moved to Rehoboth Beach in 1999 and finished her degree in Business at Delaware Tech. At the time she was working for a large physician organization when a friend recommended that she become a REALTOR because she loved helping people and loved looking at homes. She was reluctant for quite a while because Christine didn’t think of herself as a salesperson. But after much urging by her friend, Christine decided to get her real estate license in 2003 and has not looked back since. Christine still doesn’t think of herself as a salesperson, but rather a facilitator between buyer and seller, working toward a common goal. Christine aims to make the process as smooth and fun as possible but also educates the buyer and seller along the way so they can make the best decision possible. Christine now lives in Lewes and although she misses the mountains of PA, she thoroughly enjoys spending as much time as possible at the beach, especially Cape Henlopen State Park. Christine’s philosophy in life is that it’s too short. Never spend so much time making a living that you forget how to live.

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