In the world of Wit, the placement of a simple semi-colon is debated as profusely as the meaning of life and death, so Broadway.com resident artist Justin ‘Squigs’ Robinson headed to the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre to read between the lines of Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play. His portrait captures the vulnerability of Vivian Bearing (Cynthia Nixon), a renowned professor of English who faces a devastating cancer diagnosis after spending years teaching and studying the Holy Sonnets of the metaphysical poet John Donne. As the play progresses, Professor Bearing comes to the realization that intellectual wit is no match for human kindness. Take a look at Squigs' portrayal of a woman in midst of cerebral revelation, then get tickets to see Nixon in this limited engagement, ending March 11.
About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Click to e-mail Squigs. Photo by Matthew Murphy