According to the Oxford Living Dictionary the meaning of Cancer is “A disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body”. Sounds so simple right? A nicely put definition for a disease that is anything but nice and simple. This is the backbone for Margaret Edson’s Wit, a dark comedy that won her the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1999, which is currently playing at Silver Spring Stage under the direction of Jeff Mikoni.
That deaf, dumb, and blind kid sure plays a mean pinball! The lyrics to the iconic “Pinball Wizard” lead the Act I Finale to The Who’s Tommy in Open Circle Theatre’s triumphant return to production. After several years’ hiatus, the theatre company— whose vision is to advance the idea that disability can enhance the artistic experience, inspire aesthetic innovation, and influence a community to become accessible for all— marks their return during National Disability Employment Awareness Month by bringing their production of Tommy to the Silver Spring Black Box Theater.