Vigil “A hysterically dark comedy” at the TNB Studio Theatre!

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Starting tonight and into the weekend Theatre New Brunswick will be putting on the show “Vigil” by Morris Panych “A hysterically dark comedy.” Pictured here are Linda Goranson as Grace and Paul Dunn as Kemp.

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This show is only the second for the newly established TNB Studio Theatre, located on 55 Whiting Road in Fredericton. The theatre seats 98 people and just recently opened in September.

Susan Ready the General Manager at theatre New Brunswick, shared some vision with us about the plans for this new theatre, “In The future we are hoping to bring more and more studio shows here and be able to create different theatre, take it on tour and get to more communities in the province.” Said Ready.

This second show to play in the new theatre “Vigil”, is the company’s first two week run in over a decade and is the only comedy in the company’s 2015-2016 season.

About Vigil:



Paul Dunn and Linda Goranson in a scene from “Vigil” playing now at the TNB Studio Theatre! 


Vigil is a brilliant story about an unexpected extended visit between the character of Kemp (Paul Dunn) and his bedridden elderly aunt (Linda Goranson) with a twist you’ll have to see to believe! The outrageous dialogue is both comical yet somehow endearing, as these two characters struggle to reach some common ground within the most awkward of situations.

“In Canada’s history of plays and playwrights, Vigil could easily be called a classic,” said TNB Artistic Director Thomas Morgan Jones, “and has been produced countless times across the country.  Its popularity is the wit, wisdom, and achingly beautiful humour of Morris Panych’s writing and story.  It is easily one of the funniest plays I’ve ever seen, and has also stayed with me over the years because of how deeply it moved me. Vigil is the perfect opportunity for Fredericton to laugh until they cry…and maybe even cry until they laugh!”

For this production, TNB are proud to welcome Toronto-based Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Award-winning director, Soheil Parsa. “For me, Soheil Parsa is among the greatest directors in the world,” said Jones.  “As a young theatre artist, I admired and was hugely inspired by his productions. Not only is Soheil one of the most talented directors today, but he is also one of the finest and kindest men.  It is one of the greatest honours and joys of my career to welcome him to TNB.” This production will mark the company’s first two-week production run in over a decade and the second production held in “the newest theatre in Canada”.

If you want to catch the show it will be playing at the TNB Studio Theatre

Wednesday October 28, 2015 | 7:30pm
Thursday October 29, 2015 | 7:30pm
Friday October 30, 2015 | 7:30pm
Saturday October 31, 2015 | 2:00pm
Saturday October 31, 2015 | 7:30pm
Sunday November 1, 2015 | 2:00pm

If you miss this particular show, keep your eyes open for more exciting things happening at the TNB Studio Theatre and with Theatre New Brunswick!

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