Producers Angelo Fraboni and Daryl Roth present the New York premiere of Vigil, written by Morris Panych and directed by Stephen DiMenna, began performances Sunday, September 20, at 3pm at the DR2 Theatre, 103 East 15 Street, east of Union Square. The opening night was celebrated on Tuesday, September 29 at 7pm.
Written by one of Canada's most acclaimed playwrights, Vigil is the much lauded, new play that tells the wickedly funny story of a selfish bank drudge who is tending to the wealthy dying aunt he hasn't seen in 30 years. She, however, isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
Malcolm Gets's New York theatre credits include The Story of My Life; Amour (Tony and Drama Desk nominations); A New Brain; The Molière Comedies; Merrily We Roll Along (Drama Desk nomination, Obie Award); The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Obie); Hello Again; Boys and Girls; Finian's Rainbow; Polish Joke; Juno; and The Boys From Syracuse and The Apple Tree, both for the Encores! series. Regional credits include Williamstown, Yale Rep, Hartford Stage, ACT, Goodspeed and Westport Playhouse. He was Richard, the tortured artist, on NBC's "Caroline in the City."
Helen Stenborg's Broadway credits include The Crucible, A Month in the Country, A Life, and Waiting in the Wings for which she received a Tony nomination. She and her late husband, Barnard Hughes, were honored with lifetime achievement awards from the Drama Desk. Ms. Stenborg toured the country in Da and has many off-Broadway credits, including the original company of Wit, and many plays with Circle Rep, receiving an Obie for Talley & Son by Lanford Wilson.
The scenic design for Vigil is by Andromache Chalfant; costume design is by Ilona Somogyi; lighting design is by Ed McCarthy; original music and sound design are by Greg Pliska. The production manager is Ricardo Taylor.
Vigil plays at the DR2 Theatre, 103 East 15 Street, east of Union Square. The performance schedule is Wednesday at 2pm and 8pm; Thursday and Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 3pm and 8pm; and Sunday at 3pm and 7pm. Tickets are $65 and may be purchased by visiting www.telecharge.com or by phoning (212)239-6200 or in person at the DR2 Theatre, which opens two hours prior to every show. The box office (at 101 East 15 Street) is open for advance sales Tuesday 1 - 6pm; Wednesday - Saturday 1 - 8pm; and Sunday 1 - 7pm.
For more information, visit www.VigilthePlay.com.
Photos by Peter James Zielinski
Lorenzo Thione, Carl Moellenberg, Andy Sandberg, Angelo Fraboni, Daryl Roth, and Malcom Gets
Daryl Roth and Angelo Fraboni
Angelo Fraboni and Carl Moellenberg
Lorenzo Thione, Angelo Fraboni, Helen Stenborg, Daryl Roth, Stephen DiMenna, Andy Sandberg, and Carl Moellenberg
Helen Stenborg and Malcom Gets
Malcom Gets, Helen Stenborg, Stephen DiMenna, and Daryl Roth
Director Stephen DiMenna