Vigil is a black comedy by one of Canada's greatest award-winning playwrights. Childhood was anything but normal for Kemp. His list of early age traumas include: A Romanian dwarf tutor, force-fed accordion lessons and a fear of the dark until age 18. Not wanting to revisit a moment of it, Kemp successfully avoided all family contact for 30 years. That is, until the day he was guilted into taking care of his dying aunt. Now Kemp impatiently waits for the death of his bedridden aunt, attempting to fill in the time with recollections of his peculiar childhood along with playful musings on mortality. But his expectation of her death within days soon turns to weeks, then months, and eventually begins to feel like an eternity.