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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Both charming and disturbing, The Suit combines a rich musical score with remarkably simple staging as it tells the story of a husband who doles out an unusual punishment to his cheating wife: He asks that she treat her lover's abandoned suit as a guest of honor in their home. Accompanying her wherever she goes, the suit becomes a whimsical yet cruel reminder of her infidelity. African melodies interweave with jazz standards to underscore this surprising, sharp-witted tale set in Apartheid-era Johannesburg, in a haunting production that integrates virtuosic musicians directly into the action. Learn More
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Featured review from Thomas M.
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Over the years I've been hit-or-miss about Marco Baricelli, but this is definitely a hit. He is funny, pathetic, and believable in this demanding role. Dukakis is great, though she barely speaks. For me the writing is the weakest link, but both performers rise above it. Very enjoyable.
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“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.