Starry Night Theater Co. presents Vincent
Jan 15 at 7 PM /// Jan 16 & 17 at 8 PM /// Jan 18 at 2 PM
Jan 22 at 7 PM /// Jan 23 & 24 at 8 PM /// Jan 25 at 2 PM
AS220 Black Box
95 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Leonard Nimoy’s Vincent dramatizes the life of Vincent van Gogh in this intimate one-man play adapted from the actual letters between the artist and his closest ally, his brother Theo. In Vincent’s lifetime, he sold only one painting, but his story is so much more than that of the misunderstood artist who cut off his own ear. His life was one of great passions, and even greater turmoil, ultimately ending in suicide one summer day in 1890. This play is not simply a biographical work, but one filled with drama, conflict, humor and beauty. It also includes over 100 stunning high-resolution projections of Vincent’s artwork.
Originally performed by Leonard Nimoy himself, this production is presented by Starry Night Theater Company and performed by professional actor James Briggs. Briggs movingly reveals Vincent van Gogh as few knew him. Most of the story is told by Theo, but at times, Briggs becomes Vincent and embodies the loving, passionate and brilliant man so cherished by his brother.
Vincent runs approximately 85 minutes. While appropriate for all audiences, the show is best suited for adults and children ages ten and up.