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Marco Barricelli and Olympia Dukakis in "Vigil."

Photo by Craig Schwartz.

The American Conservatory Theater production of


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Nov 6 – Dec 18, 2011

Mark Taper Forum

Wickedly dark… hilarious, quirky and heartfelt.

Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck) is Grace, a woman of few words and the aunt of Kemp, who—after 30 years—has traveled cross-country to be with her on her deathbed.

Kemp’s problem is: she’s not dying fast enough.

Gallows humor and Kemp’s quirky points of view on humanity and mortality fuel the delightfully dark narrative of Vigil.

Let’s not talk about anything depressing, alright? Do you want to be cremated? —Kemp

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Performance Length

The performance length is approx. two hours, with one intermission.

Be Aware

Recommended for ages 10+. (Parental discretion advised)

Children 6 and under who may cry or fidget are never admitted.

Center Theatre Group Show Guide for Parents

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