Vigil Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889223653
Pages: 80
Pub. Date: January 1 1996
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.25"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Fiction / FIC060000

  • DRAMA / Canadian
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Death, Grief, Bereavement
  • FICTION / Humorous / Black Humor

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By Morris Panych
Morris Panych’s brilliant new black comedy is structured around what happens when an extremely self-centred and shallow person finds himself, through his own errors and inattentiveness, in a life-and-death situation with profound and far-reaching consequences. A play of twisted circumstance, mistaken identity and surprising turns, it is deliciously absurd, incredibly funny and poignantly tender.

“A small masterpiece.” – Globe & Mail

“A devilishly funny play [that] laughs in death’s face.” – Maclean’s

“This is one of those rare, liberating plays that actually breaks a taboo. [Panych] gives voice to the silent thoughts that hover around many death-beds.” – National Post

“literate, incisive, edgy and lots of good, naughty fun.” – Syracuse New Times