Cherry Creek Theatre to Stage VIGIL at Shaver-Ramsey Showroom, 10/4-27
Cherry Creek Theatre presents Morris Panych's "Vigil" October 4 - 27 at the Shaver-Ramsey Showroom, 2414 East 3rd Ave. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $28 Adult; $25 Student/Senior and are available by calling 303-800-6578 or online at www.cherrycreektheatre.org
A middle-aged curmudgeon, Kemp comes to visit an old aunt on the basis of a letter she sent him saying she's dying. He's her only living relative, and so he gives up his minor position in a minor savings and loan to sit vigil in her dusty attic-like room through her death. Despite Kemp's offers to guide her through the pearly gates, she just won't die.
Cherry Creek Theatre reteams director Billie McBride with Larry Hecht* (Kemp) and Patty Mintz Figel (Grace) who staged "Vigil" in 2006 for Modern Muse Theatre Company.
Considering how busy director Billie McBride's work schedule is, it is not surprising that, "After 8 years I frankly can't remember everything we did before, but this production is definitely going to be different and, if possible, even better! "
CCTC Producer Pat Payne says "We are so excited to be bringing this great show to the Cherry Creek stage, with Billie McBride's deft direction, the nuanced performance of Patty Figel and the powerhouse performance by Larry Hecht I am confident that the Cherry Creek tradition of high quality entertaining shows will continue"
Morris Panych's plays include "Girl in the Goldfish Bowl" (2003), "Vigil" (adapted for the British stage as Auntie and Me), "The Ends of the Earth" and "Still Laughing" to name a few. He has done several adaptations including "The Government Inspector" by Nikolai Gogol. Panych won the 2004 Governor General's Award for Drama for "Girl in the Goldfish Bowl" and the 1994 Governor General's Award for Drama for "The Ends of the Earth".