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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When the mysterious and sultry Vanda walks into playwright Thomas Novachek's office, he thinks the search for the perfect lead in his latest production might finally be over. But her audition quickly turns into a seductive and erotic power play that'll make you wonder who's really running the show. Among the most acclaimed -- and most provocative -- new plays in recent Broadway history, David Ives' Venus in Fur blurs the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, and love and sex. 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.
Quotes & Highlights
- "Wickedly dark . . . hilarious, quirky, and heartfelt" —<em>Variety</em>
- "An absolute gem . . . extremely perceptive and wise" —<em>The Austin Chronicle</em>
- "Deliciously mischievous"<em> —Time Out New York</em>
- "Acerbically funny and sneakily affecting, <em>Vigil</em> is a jagged jewel of a play." —BackStage.com <em> </em>
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.