On Monday, 12 April 1999, Margaret Edson was summoned from her Atlanta kindergarten class to the principal's office. Though hardly an unusual ritual, in Edson's case the occasion was indeed unique. She was 37, rather than, say, 5, and was the teacher of this class, not a student in it. What “transgression” was she hauled in for? Winning the Pulitzer Prize for her off-Broadway play, W;t(1), news that the principal was, for once, happy to break in a celebratory, rather than a disciplinary, encounter. Clearly, a critically acclaimed play about one woman's experience of stage IV ovarian cancer isn't an everyday occurrence.