Two years ago The Widow’s husband, a fireman, died in a burning building trying to save a baby. The Widow has been unable to let go or move on with her life. She still keeps her husband’s clothes in the closet and she keeps his Soul locked in a box, a prisoner of her love.

The Widow takes The Soul out for conversation and the occasional hug. The Soul is being drawn away from her world and on to the next, but The Soul can’t truly move on until the Widow does.

Things get more complicated when The Widow agrees to a date with The Wooer, a friend of her husband who has been looking forward to this for a long time. While The Widow and The Wooer are on their date, The Soul and The Body play out moments from their life with The Widow, and their death.

“Vigils” is directed by Mad Horse Company member Nathan Speckman. The cast includes Company members Burke Brimmer, Janice Gardner and Mark Rubin, with guest artists Jody McColman and Raina Sparks.

The design team includes Rene Johnson (stage manager), Heather Crocker (lighting), Scott Leland (set/props), Jake Cote (sound), Anna Halloran (costumes), and Sam Rapaport (projections).

“Vigils” will run from Jan. 16-Feb. 2. Performance times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m.

All performances are at the Mad Horse Theater in the Hutchins School, 24 Mosher Street.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. As always, Mad Horse offers Pay What You Can performances each Thursday during the run, as available at the door.

Reservations are strongly recommended. Purchase tickets online at or call 207-747-4148 for more information.


WHAT: Mad Horse Theatre Company’s Maine premiere of VIGILS, by Noah Haidle.

WHEN: Jan. 16- Feb. 2, 2014. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m.

WHERE: The Mad Horse Theater in the Hutchins School, 24 Mosher Street, South Portland.

COST: $20 for adult, $15 for students and seniors. Thursday nights are Pay What You Can, as available, at the door.

FMI: or call 207-747-4148.

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