Dark humor in PSC’s Vigil

By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 8, 2013

As Kemp’s comfort with and affection for Grace grow despite himself, Tucker does fine, measured work in stripping away Kemp’s act, revealing him in moments of quiet, perfectly bare hurt or tenderness. The arc that he makes of Kemp’s cartoonish unhappiness opens up into a subtle, moving portrait of a man learning his own humanity.

Vigil | by Morris Panych | Directed by Ron Botting | Produced by Portland Stage Company | through November 17 | 207.774.0465

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