November 15 – December 11, 2022
“an achingly funny black comedy.” The Sunday Times
“a small masterpiece.” The Globe & Mail
Kemp is a banker. When he receives a phone call from an elderly aunt on her deathbed, he rushes across the country to pay her a visit, anticipating a swift funeral and large inheritance. But she’s not going just yet. As the seasons change and the weather turns, she defies his expectations in this deliciously absurd, incredibly funny, and poignantly tender play. “I’m worried about your health…it seems to be improving.”
Vigil premiered at the Belfry in September 1995 and has played half the world over and been translated into two dozen languages.
Why I Chose This Play
I love Morris’s writing—and I love this play! It’s like dark chocolate with a creamy inside. It’s almost irresistible! And it first came to life on this stage! I am thrilled to welcome Morris and Ken back to Belfry, where they have had a long and happy history. MS