17:30 - 22:30
A play by Leonard Nimoy
Presented by Red Alchemy
A beautiful piece about the life of Vincent Van Gogh. This powerful, moving play was written and originally performed on Broadway by Leonard Nimoy (better known to audiences as Star Trek’s Mr. Spock), for which he garnered a Tony Award.
Thursday 7 February 2019
Meet at 7.30pm. Play begins at 8pm.
Dunamaise Arts Centre, Church Street, Portlaoise
Tickets (from €16) can be booked online at https://dunamaise.ticketsolve.com/shows/873594252 or call the Dunamaise Box Office on[masked].
If you would like to arrange booking seats together, please get in touch with Anicca.
In this Irish premiere, against the visual backdrop of over one hundred 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. Anyone who loves art, passion and life itself should see this play; it is a renewing experience and an insight into one of history’s most gifted, haunted masters.
Vincent is an astonishing, fervent piece: a 90-minute, non-stop monologue, with one interval. The action takes place in Paris, 1890, one week after Vincent’s suicide at the age of 37, as his grieving brother, Theo, recalls his life through the many letters they shared. An intense delivery reveals the contents of the letters, allowing us to feel the loss, anger, frustration and (sometimes) joy of his tumultuous relationship with Vincent.
About the actor … Peter McCamley is a professional actor, who trained and worked extensively in the UK before settling here in Ireland. He is currently working with Billy Roche on his Red Guitar Tour and will star in Roche’s one-man play The Diary of Maynard Perdu in June this year.
Dunamaise Arts Centre