The Ensemble for the Romantic Century presents a theatrical exploration of the Dutch Post-Impressionist painter inspired by Vincent's letters to his brother Theo. More…
Van Gogh frantically worked on several paintings at a time, experimenting with color and form. Time became his enemy as violent fits of madness and terrifying hallucinations consumed his being. Wrestling a fractured psyche with his determination to paint the beautiful, fragile world he saw, Van Gogh revealed his struggle to his brother Theo. Accompanied by live chamber music, this show brings the tormented creativity of Van Gogh to life.
See it if you want to get a feel for Van Gogh's tortured life and to see of his works. Projections are great.
Don't see it if you expect more in the way of a play and are satisfied with some classical music. The 2nd Act tends to slow down too much.
See it if Highly theatrical choral poem about Van Gogh's tortured life Concept heavy but well sung w/excellent chamber music & Hudson's fine Van Gogh
Don't see it if Interaction of musical elements & script often stodgy & lacking fluidity Works better in parts rather than as a whole but often moving
See it if combo amazing projections VG paintings, VG movingly played by Carter Hudson, fine lieder/instrumental ensemble evoking VG's inner turmoil
Don't see it if much more successful as a concert than a play; but over time this "tone poem" makes you sense the manic pain behind VG's unique art
See it if you want a to see and hear a beautiful blending of chamber music, vocal recital and theater, The staging is exquisite.
Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional play or musical. This may not be for you, Also, if classical music is not your thing.
See it if if chamber music, operatic arias, & vivid projections of Van Gogh's works are enough to compensate for a shallow portrayal of a complex man
Don't see it if You love Vincent Van Gogh. The actor was excellent but the lines were just depressing.
See it if you enjoy chamber music and opera singing.
Don't see it if you want to delve into the character of van gogh....This show is more about staging, background pictures and music.
See it if You want a one man show mixed with a chamber music concert and a lieder recital . ..all excellent , amazing projections too
Don't see it if None of those things appeal to you
See it if you're open to an unusual mixture of drama, projections and music. A fascinating story, amplified by the music and art.
Don't see it if you want straight-forward plot movement and dislike innovative takes on a well-known story.
See it if well performed classical music and projected Van Gogh's art.
Don't see it if Thin story and by intermission, he already got rid of the ear....why stay
See it if you enjoy wonderful, artistic visuals along with classical music. But the story get lost amidst the music as it recount the artist anguish.
Don't see it if you are not an art lover who enjoys classical music interspersed with operatic arias. Or you get easily bored.
See it if You like something different, multi-media theater, interesting staging.
Don't see it if You expect a traditional theater experience, don't like classical music and singing.
See it if for an interesting approach using classical music, art and word depicting a painter's mind
Don't see it if you're expecting more of the status quo in theater; it leans more to the music
See it if You want to see more of Van Gogh's struggles. Great projections interest you. Classical and 'German?' music is your thing.
Don't see it if you need faster paced staging and acting.
See it if You like musicals. You like Van Gogh which I adore. edgy but not the most thought provoking. Mildly entertaining but be prepared to work.
Don't see it if You don't want to do work as this piece is hard to follow. It needs work and better writing. Wish I didn't have to work that hard.
See it if you can manage to concentrate solely on the beautiful music and luscious visuals, but most important --- tune out Vincent.
Don't see it if you expect to relate to VVG as an artist or as a person.
See it if You are utterly fascinated by Van Gogh, yet know nothing about him or like classical music and opera taking the place of plot and dialogue.
Don't see it if You value your time--another case of a pretentious Times review costing innocents their hard-earned money
See it if You want to see a unique approach to telling Van Gogh's story, including art appreciation, music appreciation with some fine talent.
Don't see it if You do not appreciate creative sets and good musicians. You need to see cast interaction. Need playbill assistance to comprehend
See it if likethe triple threat of play, opera and classical music staged in an interesting manner
Don't see it if You expect to see a traditional play and may not be crazy about opera
See it if to explore synesthesia, Van Gogh's, via letters/gorgeous projections/music; love between brothers; society v emotionally 'different' artist
Don't see it if prefer linear drama, not interested in VG or theme of artists in society
See it if you have a great interest in the art of Van Gogh and appreciate the beautiful French chansons both sung and adapted for chamber music.
Don't see it if you want an interpersonal play with dialogue and the usual theatre experience. This is a niche production.
See it if Love innovative staging like to experience artistry want to see something totally different
Don't see it if like a typical Broadway musical Don't like monologe Are closed off to something new