Get to Know Vivian, played by Adrianne Underhill.

Get to Know Vivian, played by Adrianne Underhill.

This is Vivian. She is trying to get her daughter Angela back on her feet throughout Bureau of Missing Persons.

Her daughter’s not exactly cooperating…


We asked Vivian a little bit about how she sees the world. Here’s what she had to say:

If you had a free day with no responsibilities and your only mission was to enjoy yourself, what would you do?

I would go to Saks for a bit of shopping before meeting friends for lunch. After lunch I would spend several hours volunteering at Women Helping Women consignment clothing shop. I’d have dinner at home, change my outfit, put on my pearls and join my close knit group of friends for an evening of dancing, theater, symphony or Bridge.

Do you think you’ve turned out the way your parents expected?

Yes!  I feel proud that I have carried on their morals and ideals.

What’s your idea of a good marriage?

A good marriage is one that is based on mutual respect, shared background and family values. This provides a sound base from which  the couple can flourish with little friction and raise children who will carry on these values.

Why should the audience take your side?

I have successfully soldiered through my life’s travails with humor and grace. I have had my share of pain but I have not inflicted emotional turmoil on others. I loved my husband. We had a perfect marriage filled with joy and memorable moments.  My brilliant, beautiful but troubled daughter is the center of my life now. At this stage of my life, my only wish is for her recovery.

Vivian is played with both humor and grace by Adrianne Underhill, last seen onstage at the Know in When the Rain Stops Falling.  So, why does Adrianne think you should see this show?

Bureau of Missing Persons is a charming, magical story that is perfect for the Yuletide Season. It is a tale of human connection, love, loss and whimsy. An excellent script, exceptional Director and talented cast all add up to the perfect Know Theatre Christmas gift!”

Come see what Adrianne means, and see how she brings the feisty and fabulous Vivian to life, when you see Bureau of Missing Persons, opening November 29 at the Know.