Wit: A Play
Winner of both the 1999 Pulitzer Prize in Drama for a distinguished play by an American author and
the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play of 1999, Wit now comes to the
screen as an HBO movie starring two-time Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson
and directed by Mike Nichols. When it was first performed in New York City in 1999,
Wit was a revelation to critics and audiences alike. "A brutally human and beautifully layered
play... You will feel both enlightened and, in a strange way, enormously
comforted," raves Peter Marks of the New York Times.