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Vigils

  • by Noah Haidle
  • directed by Andrew Peters​
  • It has been two years since a Widow’s husband—a fireman—died in a heroic act, but she is not ready to move on. She captures her husband’s Soul in a box, while his Body wanders around their home, replaying memories from their lives together and giving occasional hugs. When a Wooer appears on the scene, the Widow finds herself faced with the choice and consequences of letting go.

    At once heartbreaking and hilarious, Vigils is a generous and bittersweet play about the absurdities of loss, change, and love. Directed by Andrew Peters, MFA Class of 2016.

    How do you say goodbye?​

  • *Not recommended for children under 14 due to explicit content.
  • November 07, 2014 - November 16, 2014
  • Previews : 11/5 & 11/6
  • WED - SAT at 7:30 PM
    SUN at 2 PM​

  • In the Healy Theatre
  • (773) 325-7900
  • The cast features
    Christian Cook (Soul), Audrey Gladson (Widow), Nathan Simpson (Body), and Francesco Stornaiuolo (Wooer).

    The production team includes scenic design by Greg Pinsoneault, costume design by Nicole Fosterlighting design by Toria Gibson, sound design by Spencer Batho, dramaturgy by Johanna Orr & Jihye Kim, stage management by Julia Bates.

    Accessibility Services and Interpreted Performances:

    If you require wheelchair accessible and/or companion seating, or have any other hearing or vision needs, please let us know when you reserve your tickets so that we can make sure you visit to our theatre is an excellent one. Discounted tickets are available for patrons with disabilities, and their guests. Assisted listening devices are available to patrons upon request. ​

    Audio Description Services:

    The performance of Vigils on 11/16 at 2 PM will include a live audio-description of the visual and physical events on-stage for patrons who are blind or have low vision. We also invite you to join us that day for a pre-performance program with a touch tour, which begin at 12:30 PM in the Healy Theatre lobby. The touch tour program will include information about the characters and design choices that add to the world of the play. Patrons who are participating in the audio-described event may also request the playbill in Braille, large print, and audio formats. Please indicate interest in the Touch Tour when you order your tickets. Call our Box Office at (773) 325-7900.

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