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The Wisdom of Wit

Megan Cole presents a dramatized lecture of Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Wit.
Megan Cole created the role of Dr. Vivian Bearing in the original stage production [L.A. Drama Critics’ Circle Award and the DramaLogue Award]. Ms. Cole is a beloved classical repertory actor of stage and screen.

In this 60 minute rendition, Megan presents an artful study on the subject of medical empathy. A 30 minute symposium followed this presentation, featuring notable speakers on the matters of death & dying and compassion & choices. [May 2012]

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Performances took place at the Alberta Little Church in Portland, Ainsworth House in Oregon City, and the Theatre Dpt. at Pacific University in Hillsboro.

“Cole is transcendent in the role that she originated, a performance that combines her extraordinary presence with a painful emotional honesty.” – Seattle Weekly

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