About The Vandal
Strangers, a woman and a boy, on a cold road at night, next to a cemetery, waiting for a bus. The bus is late. The woman sinks into herself, her coat hanging crooked, too thin for this cold night. Things couldn’t be worse. She has some ominous connection with the nearby hospital. She’s unresponsive to the fast-talking teenager who works to engage her with everything from philosophical riffs to brash seduction. Neither knows what this night holds in store. Hamish Linklater’s funny and ultimately spooky debut play explores life, death, and Doritos as these two characters cling to a temporary escape from loneliness.
"Here, [Linklater] has written vividly for actors, and the Chance’s cast, directed by Kari Hayter, brings the story to luminous life." -- LA Times
"Sleight-of-hand, intense narrative at its beguiling best." -- OC Register
"Quirkily comedic, profoundly moving 80-minute wonder" --StageSceneLA
"Dark and weird though it may be, it’s a journey well worth taking" -- Jordan R. Young
"funny, sharp and tender" -- Stage & Cinema
"Kari Hayter has skillfully directed her trio of actors, imbuing the staging in the intimate Fyda-Mar Stage with intimacy and heart" -- Haines His Way
A "curiously gripping, impulsive yet chilling West Coast premiere" hosting "a brief master class in minimalist acting" -- The Show Report
"moody, focused, and eerie" -- Talkin' Broadway
“”Bizarre brilliance”. “a compelling adventure through a surreal world”. — Times OC
1hr 20min (No Intermission)
Recommended for ages 13 and up.