Sacramento's B Street Theatre has been holding a vigil -- Morris Panych's Vigil, to be exact. An oddball comedy of a lonesome bank clerk and his dying aunt, Vigil has just been extended past its Nov. 16 closing to Nov. 30. A spokesperson for the theatre told Playbill On-Line the two character show could be extended further or become a holiday show in repertory, "because it's so easily staged and so popular."
Timothy Busfield, best known for Emmy-winning his work on TV's "thirtysomething," co-founded the theatre and stars in Vigil, which opened Oct. 12 and is directed by Kurt Johnson. Busfield's Broadway roles include A Few Good Men and an understudy gig in Brighton Beach Memoirs.
Co-starring in the show is veteran Sacramento actress Betsy "Boots" Martin.
For more information on Vigil and other shows at the B Street Theatre, call (916) 443-5300 or check out their website: http://www.sna.com/bstreet.
-- By David Lefkowitz