The Neighborhood is pleased to present Noah Haidle’s VIGILS, directed by Kadin Graeme McGreevy, playing June 15 – June 27, 2018 at The Frontier, 1106 W Thorndale Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at www.theneighborhoodtheatrechicago.com. The press opening is Thursday, June 15 at 8 pm.
VIGILS will feature Maiya Corral, Micheal Angelo Smith, Kevin O’Connell, & Drew McCubbin.
Vigils is the story of a Widow living with the Body and Soul of her husband who died in a fire. The Widow trapped the Soul on its way to heaven and put it in a box at the foot of her bed. For two years, the Widow and both parts of her dead husband rolled around in piles of sweaters, relived old memories, and played Marco Polo, but today, today is different. The Widow is going on a date for the first time since her husband’s death. The Neighborhood explores this play, which travels quickly through memory and time, using simple and essential storytelling devices: a bed sheet, a picture frame, and some paper flowers.
Playwright: Noah Haidle
Director: Kadin McGreevy
Cast: Maiya Corral (Widow), Micheal Angelo Smith (Body), Kevin O’Connell (Soul), and Drew McCubbin (Wooer).
Location: The Frontier, 1106 W Thorndale Ave. in Chicago
Dates: June 15, 16, 19 – 23, 25 – 27 at 8pm
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.theneighborhoodtheatrechicago.com or at the door.
About the Creative Team:
Kadin McGreevy (Director) is is a storyteller and artist from Idaho. He was the playwright and director of The Neighborhood’s inaugural show, Good Night, Fred Rogers. Kadin is a two-time Kennedy Center award-winning director; his production of Vigils was acknowledged in 2016 for Outstanding Direction of a Play, Distinguished Performance Ensemble, and Distinguished Production of a Play and he was the SDC National Directing Fellow in 2015. He received his BFA from the University of Idaho and studied at the Moscow Art Theatre.
Maiya Corral (Widow) is a theatre artist hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area. Her work has been both regionally and nationally recognized for Outstanding Production of a Play and Outstanding Production of a Devised or Company-Generated Work by The Kennedy Center. Most recently, she directed The Neighborhood’s production of Ivanov! and originated the role of Daniel Striped Tiger in The Neighborhood’s Good Night, Fred Rogers. She received her Associate of the Arts from Diablo Valley College in Northern California and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Idaho.
Micheal Angelo Smith (Body) is currently a Blue Man with The Blue Man Group Chicago. His additional Chicago credits include As You Like It (First Folio Theatre), Titus Andronicus (The Backroom Shakespeare Project), Fable-ous (Lifeline Theatre), and Ivanov (One Year Chekhov). Micheal originated the role of X the Owl in The Neighborhood’s production of Good Night, Fred Rogers. In addition to being a Neighbor and a Blue Man, Micheal is a proud Artistic Associate at Barrel of Monkeys.
Kevin O’Connell (Soul) is a Chicago-based actor originally from Twin Falls, ID. He was last seen as The Count in The Neighborhood’s Ivanov! Additional Chicago credits include Chicago Dramatists and Random Acts. He was nominated for Best Actor in a Musical alongside Patti Lupone in the 2017 Chicago Theatre Awards. Come August, he will be joining the Actors Theatre of Louisville Professional Training Company for the 2018-2019 season.
Drew McCubbin (Wooer) received his bachelor’s degree in acting and directing from Iowa State University. Chicago credits include Ivanov! (The Neighborhood Theatre), Three Sisters (One Year Chekhov), and the Jeff Award-winning adaptation of The Jungle (Oracle Theatre).
Tyler Iiams (Sound Design) is an award-winning actor and composer working in Chicago. He was awarded Outstanding Achievement in Composition from The Kennedy Center for his work on Medea: Her Story and Outstanding Performance by an Actor for his performance in Pillowman.
Most recently he was seen in The Neighborhood’s Ivanov! as Misha Borkin.
About The Neighbors:
The Neighborhood was created by a group of theatre artists who started making plays together at the University of Idaho in the Palouse hills. The Neighbors have recently set roots in Chicago–captivated by the city’s generosity and commitment to community–to share stories about the shakey part of our hearts with magic, healing, and some really cool lamps.
For additional information on The Neighborhood, visit theneighborhoodtheatrechicago.com.
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