BANGOR — Penobscot Theatre Company presents “WIT,” a Pulitzer Prize winner for drama, Wednesday through March 31 at the historic Bangor Opera House.

“WIT,” written by Margaret Edson, tells the story of a poetry professor named Vivian Bearing, who is undergoing experimental treatment for Stage IV ovarian cancer.

A scholar who devoted her life to academia, she must now face the irony and injustice of becoming the subject of research herself.

The cast includes New York actress Sarah Dacey-Charles, who plays the role of Bearing. The play is the Penobscot Theatre debut for Dacey-Charles, whose credits include “Les Miserables” on Broadway.

Other cast members include Alison Cox, Amelia Foreman-Stiles, Bernard Hope, Emma Howard, Abby Kimball, Zachary Robbins and Nathan Roach.

“WIT” won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for drama, and was nominated for a Tony Award for “Best Revival” when “Sex and the City’s” Cynthia Nixon starred in it on Broadway last season.

Kappy Kilburn, a Los Angeles-based director who directed “INK” for Penobscot Theatre last season, returns to direct “WIT.”

The Penobscot Theatre Company is also planning a series of events surrounding the production of “WIT.” For a list of those events, go to penobscottheatre.org.

The play will run on Wednesdays through Sundays. For a list of show times, go to penobscottheatre.org and click on the events calendar.

Tickets to “WIT” range from $22 to $36. To purchase tickets, call 942-3333 or go to penobscottheatre.org.