Starry Night Theater presents the late Leonard Nimoy's one-act solo show about the legacy of Vincent Van Gogh, as told by his brother. More…
Vincent Van Gogh's brother, Theo, defends his famous sibling's legacy at a gathering of friends and colleagues. 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.
See it if you want to learn more (in a Wikipedia sort of way) than you think you know about van Gogh. Lacks humor and pathos but has good intentions.
Don't see it if you are hoping for real insight into Vincent van Gogh or his brother Theo.
See it if You know nothing about Vincent Van Gogh. You want to see an excellent but slightly pedantic solo person performance.
Don't see it if Have even a fleeting knowledge of VVG or unless you think dramatic staging is walking among tables picking up "letters" and reading them.
See it if One man show tribute to Van Gogh by actor portraying his brother Theo; despite a heartfelt effort it was dull and failed to engage me.
Don't see it if I liked the ever changing, large scale projections of Van Gogh's paintings and drawings but the rest felt like a slow, boring lecture.
See it if you are interested in learning about Van Gogh's life but too lazy to read his letters.
Don't see it if you've already read the letters. Because that's basically the whole play. The acting was really overwrought.
See it if you're interested in the history of Van Gogh, you like quiet, intimate productions
Don't see it if you're looking for originality,or something particularly profound. This is a rose-colored picture of a brother.
See it if you like solo performances about real life artist brought to life. Well acted with insight to the artist.
Don't see it if solo performances are hard to deal with. You need more action and movement on stage.
See it if You want to learn more about Van Gogh and enjoy an inside look at the life of a great painter.
Don't see it if Don't like Van Gogh, one man shows, and get tired easily at listening to 1 person.
See it if You are a fan of Van Gogh and would appreciate a detailed description of his personality especially his dark days and struggles.
Don't see it if you need narrative, plot, changes in tempo... or if you fall asleep easily... or if you are not a fan of "one-actor shows"
See it if You like Vincent van Gogh and want to learn more about his art, his love, his life. You like Leonard Nimoy (yes, Spock) who created this.
Don't see it if You want a big splashy musical instead of a more introspective piece about a famous artist. You're bored by seeing only one person on stage.
See it if You are a big fan of Van Gogh, want to see slides of his work (familiar and not) and possibly learn more about him.
Don't see it if So-so acting, directing and writing at a slow place will annoy you.
See it if Vincent Van Gogh is a favorite artist, interested in his life, his relationship with brother Theo. Narration, explaination.
Don't see it if Story telling and one man show, slow moving is not your thing. Must have complete interest in Van Gogh.
See it if you want to relive the 90-minute ART101 lecture on Van Gogh and his works. It gets sort of interesting as you surrender urself to it halfway
Don't see it if you can't survive the first 20 minutes. The fact that it's a church theatre probably does not help either
See it if you are a fan of Vincent Van Gogh's work. It was little boring from the beginning but it became more and more interesting after.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy one man show
See it if You want to learn about Vincent van Gogh's life. The show attempts to be something more than a history lesson but fails miserably.
Don't see it if You like good actors and stories. The story is underwhelming and boring. The actor constantly speaks in a reverent, grandiose tone.
See it if you're interested in learning more about Van Gogh from a unique different perspective.
Don't see it if you're looking for elaborate stage design or comedy.