Vigil

Vigil

Book - 1996
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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.

Publisher: Burnaby, B.C. : Talonbooks, 1996.
ISBN: 9780889223653
0889223653
Characteristics: 77 p. ;,22 cm.

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SeanVictorydawn
Aug 07, 2013

This is a very satisfyingly dark futuristic play. It's only as good as it gets unsatisfying. I love many of the Morris Panych's plays. For me, there isn't any good playwrights that are alive today,and Morris Panych is better than most of all. The strength with Vigil is that it's different, as how Charlie Kaufman is different than other screenwriters around, and as how Tim Burton is than other moviemakers around, and as how Jean Paul Sartre was than other philosophers, and as how Edgar Allan Poe was than other poets. It's satirical and gets sarcastic through it's sense of humor.

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Aug 07, 2013

SeanVictorydawn thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Aug 07, 2013

" I've always envied turkeys, I can't think of a better way to enjoy Christmas, really, than to be decapitated and stuffed with chestnuts. While we're on the subject, I think we should discuss the afterlife, don't you? "

" That was oddly satisfying. I can actually feel my lips turning blue. If you don't die soon, I think it's gonna kill me "

" In a better world, there would be somebody, here, at your side "

" It's too fucking small!.. Just like all the rest. You leave like all the rest. Why couldn't we all go at the same time? Then we wouldn't have to watch each other die "

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