Wit‘s End premiers Nov. 9 at Vanderbilt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Wit‘s End, a classic romantic comedy about lovers searching for companionship and enlightenment in a battle between the heart and mind, debuts Nov. 9 at Neely Auditorium at Vanderbilt University. This modern adaptation of La dama boba was done by Edward Friedman, Vanderbilt professor of Spanish and comparative literature. Playwright Lope de Vega, a contemporary of Shakespeare, was a popular and prolific writer during the siglo de oro, Spain‘s Golden Age of Drama.

“Wit‘s End is a classic comedy that proves the pursuit of love and the follies of lovers permeate and delight every civilization,” said Jeffrey Ullom, director of the production and assistant professor of theatre. “Given the harsh political climate and the troubles of the war that we currently endure, this play provides a sweet escape to a world where love is the ultimate concern.”

Wit‘s End will be performed at 8 p.m. Nov. 9, 10, 11, 15 and 16, and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 12. Admission is $8 for the general public, $5 for graduate and professional students, and free for undergraduates with Vanderbilt identification. Tickets may be reserved by calling 615-322-2404.

Media contact: Melissa Pankake, 615-322-NEWS

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