“Theo’s memories are the heart and soul of this production and Briggs is masterful in the role. He is a thoroughly-engaging, eloquent narrator, bringing great warmth, genuineness of feeling, and utter conviction to every aspect of his performance.” –BroadwayWorld.com
Written by Leonard Nimoy
Performed by James Briggs, Starry Night Theater Company
Please join Carnegie Museum of Art for a special, limited presentation of the one-man play Vincent, written and originally performed by the late Leonard Nimoy.
Today, Vincent van Gogh is one of the most recognizable and beloved painters. In Van Gogh’s lifetime, though, he sold only one painting and critics labeled his work madness. His story, however, is so much more than that of the misunderstood genius who cut off his own ear.
In this one-man play, actor James Briggs portrays Vincent’s brother, Theo, who movingly reveals Vincent as few knew him. After Vincent’s death, Theo defends Vincent’s legacy at a gathering of friends and colleagues (an actual historic event). Theo is not interested in telling the small story of the demise of one man. Rather, he argues the bigger meaning and significance of his brother’s life to all humankind. As seen through the eyes of Theo, Vincent van Gogh lives on as a symbol of inspiration, courage, passion, and the lust for life that art kindles in all of us.
Vincent runs approximately 85 minutes. While appropriate for all audiences, the show is best suited for adults and children ages 10 and up.
Online ticketing is now closed for this event. Tickets will be available at the door.
CMOA’s production of Vincent is sponsored by: