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1816 Star Starred
A.C.T.
near the corner of Geary and Mason 415 Geary St. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-749-2228
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4.2 average rating
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68 events
26 reviews
62 stars
attended Mar 27 2010

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...continued

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83 reviews
22 stars
attended Mar 25 2010

BRILLIANT writing!!! Hysterically funny, though quite poignant and touching.

And BRILLIANT performances by both Marco Barricelli and Olympia Dukakis. This was a preview performance, and they announced that Barricelli was feeling ill today....continued

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5 reviews
12 stars
attended Mar 25 2010

Marco Barricelli received my standing ovation!!

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Website

http://www.act-sf.org/0910/vigil/index.html

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 _ _

Description

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.