Watergate Theatre Kilkenny

Vincent

Paris 1890 … Theo van Gogh mourns the suicide of his beloved brother, Vincent, who died in his arms at the age of 37.  Four months later, Theo himself died, leaving Vincent's life story in the form of five hundred soul-revealing letters to his younger brother…

 Better known to audiences as Star Trek’s Mr. Spock, Leonard Nimoy trawled through these letters, re-telling the events in Vincent's own words.  This powerful, moving play was performed by Nimoy himself on Broadway, for which he garnered a Tony Award.

 In this Irish première, against the visual backdrop of some of his greatest masterpieces, director Christine Scarry and actor Peter McCamley gloriously recreate the world of the misunderstood genius, giving the audience a moving insight into the turbulent life and times of the great painter. 

 Vincent is one of those rare bio-plays that successfully places the audience in the reincarnated presence of a genius and leads them through a tumultuous life; a meditation on the meaning of art and artistry in a world that measures success by sales.  An evening of insight into a gifted, haunted master .

 

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