Patchogue Theatre's Very First Educational Program
Co-produced with Patchogue Arts Council
This one-man play, written by Emmy nominated actor Leonard Nimoy, explores the little known side to Vincent van Gogh. The world renowned artist only grew to his fame after his death in 1890. Much of his personal life was left misunderstood as he was seen by the masses as an obscure kind of genius. For many years, we wrote letters back and forth with his brother, Theo, revealing the struggles and thoughts behind some of his most famous works. The play takes place after Vincent's death as Theo recollects these letters and speaks about him to a gathering of peers. In this intimate production, we are transported to this gathering as if we are hearing about Vincent in an all new light for the very first time.
Vincent will provide a multimedia experience by beautifully displaying Van Gogh's works on stage through projection as Theo talks about them, allowing you to view these paintings and drawings while listening to their fascinating backstories. This production is bound to peak your curiosity about one of the world's most renowned artists and offer a brand new perspective on his works.
||There will be a pre-performance Absinthe Tasting in the lobby on Friday, April 12 from 6-8pm. Explore the history, mystery, and rituals of this distilled spirit which is known to have inspired a great deal of art and literature in the 19th and 20th century and became popular with van Gogh among others. Tickets are $35 per person for the tasting event only and $60 per person for the tasting event plus a reduced price ticket to the performance of Vincent. To register, visit patchoguearts.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (631) 627-8686.
This event is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor M. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and administered by The Huntington Arts Council.
This production will be open to school groups to attend at a discounted rate on Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12 at 10 a.m. Talkbacks and curriculum guides will be available to participating schools as well.