College Theater Workshop

wit a play by Margaret Edson 

Springfield Technical Community College
School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
College Theater Workshop



A play by Margaret Edson

Directed by Phil O’Donoghue

Scibelli Theater
Scibelli Hall/Building 2
Springfield Technical Community College
One Armory Square
Springfield, MA 01102

  • Thurs, May 4 @ 11am
  • Fri, May 5 @ 7pm
  • Sat, May 6 @ 7pm (a benefit performance for Survivor Journeys ( featuring a post-performance talkback with Dr. Jay Burton.)
  • Sun, May 7 @ 2pm

$5/Students and seniors

For reservations or information,
Contact Phil O’Donoghue at 413-755-4233 or Cynthia Claudio at 413-755-4232.

THE STORY: Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her approach to the study of Donne: aggressively probing, intensely rational. But during the course of her illness—and her stint as a prize patient in an experimental chemotherapy program at a major teaching hospital—Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience.

Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Winner of the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Play. In her extraordinary first play, Margaret Edson has created a work that is as intellectually challenging as it is emotionally immediate. "[A] brutally human and beautifully layered new play…you feel both enlightened and, in a strange way, enormously comforted." —NY Times. "A dazzling and humane new play that you will remember till your dying day." —NY Magazine.

Theater production with student actors

The STCC College Theater Workshop provides an opportunity for students to experience the fun of participating in a full scale theatrical event. In addition to our student actors and actresses we welcome students from all academic disciplines. Our students build sets and market each of our innovative productions. Recent plays have included The Laramie Project, Distracted, The Bacchae, and Clybourne Park.

To learn more, please contact:

Professor Philip O’Donoghue
PCODonoghue@stcc.eduDeliso Hall/Building 13/Room 110

Greg Trochlil