Noah Haidle's Vigils, World Premiere at Goodman, Gets Cast

News   Noah Haidle's Vigils, World Premiere at Goodman, Gets Cast Vigils, a new play by Mr. Marmalade author Noah Haidle, to be directed by Kate Whoriskey at the Goodman Theatre in October, has been cast.
Johanna Day
Johanna Day Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Tony nominee Johanna Day (Proof) will star alongside Marc Grapey, Steve Key and Coburn Goss. Dates are Oct. 14-Nov. 12 in the Owen Theatre; the press opening is Oct. 24. In the fantastical play, "two years after a fireman died trying to save a baby from a burning home, his widow (Day) is clinging to the past—literally. 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 Mr. Marmalade has a run at the Roundabout Theatre Company's Laura Pels Theatre during the 2005-06 season.

Whoriskey has previously worked at the Goodman, directing the world premiere of Regina Taylor's Drowning Crow as well as The Rose Tattoo and Heartbreak House. In New York, she staged the world premiere of Fabulation, Or the Re-Education of Undine at Playwrights Horizons.