Vigil, Starring Olympia Dukakis
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The last date listed for Vigil was Thursday April 15, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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A.C.T.'s acclaimed, music-infused adaptation of Dickens' beloved tale returns, in a sumptuous production that's become one of the Bay Area's favorite holiday traditions. A large, lively cast tells the story of lonely old miser Ebenezer Scrooge, a bah-humbuggy sort who's shown a second chance by four ghosts who visit him one spooky Christmas Eve. A classic story of redemption and forgiveness, A Christmas Carol captures the true spirit and magic of the holiday season, especially in this imaginative version written by A.C.T.'s own artistic director Carey Perloff and alumnus Paul Walsh. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Bryan
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ACT's Vigil captures the essence of loneliness and companionship. Marco Barricelli and Olympia Dukakis are perfect vehicles in developing the themes of Morris Panych's play.
As the production evolved I got into liking the two characters more and more. It was a very moving ending.
My compliments to the stage management staff. The set was flawless. It carried the day.
Good theatre, Great acting, and a nice afternoon.
Quotes & Highlights
- "Wickedly dark . . . hilarious, quirky, and heartfelt" —Variety
- "An absolute gem . . . extremely perceptive and wise" —The Austin Chronicle
- "Deliciously mischievous" —Time Out New York
- "Acerbically funny and sneakily affecting, Vigil is a jagged jewel of a play." —BackStage.com
Academy Award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis (Steel Magnolias, A.C.T.'s Hecuba) and beloved veteran Bay-area actor Marco Barricelli return to A.C.T. in this deliciously dark comedy. When an embittered, self-involved bachelor arrives to care for the dying aunt he hasn't seen since childhood, his brief visit stretches to interminable lengths. As her health improves against all odds—and against his hopes—their relationship evolves in unexpected ways. A tour de force from the creator of the runaway hit The Overcoat, Vigil offers an uncanny balance of gallows humor and grave ruminations on family, identity, and the human condition.