Johanna Day to Headline Goodman Theatre's Vigils
In the play, which Chicago audiences first witnessed as a staged reading in the Goodman's 2005 New Stages series, the widow of a fireman is clinging to the past. She has trapped her husband's soul in a box, and his body is wandering around aimlessly, ricocheting from one memory to the next, as body and soul try to come to terms with their actions during his life. When a handsome wooer arrives on the scene, the widow must decide between the past she knows and a future that she can only imagine. Haidle's other plays include Mr. Marmalade and Rag and Bone.
The cast also includes Marc Grapey, Steve Key, and Coburn Goss. The show's design team includes Walt Spangler (sets and costumes), Jason Lyons (lighting), Michael Bodeen and Rob Milburn (sound), and John Boesche (projections). Whoriskey's many directing credits include the Goodman's production of Drowning Crow, and the Off-Broadway productions of Massacre and Fabulation.