VINCENT: A PLAY IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
performed by French actor Jean-Michel Richaud
& written by Leonard Nimoy
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 7:30pm
Samuel E.Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center
3931 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Vincent is a biographical one man show, written by Leonard Nimoy and performed by Jean-Michel Richaud. The play already toured New York (Symphony Space), Los Angeles (Center for the Art of Performance, UCLA), and Paris (Théâtre Ciné XIII), among many other cities and venues.
It is based on over 800 letters between the Van Gogh brothers, Vincent and Theo. Jean-Michel Richaud performs both roles, for which he received a Best Actor nomination at the 2016 Petits Molières, the French Tony awards for small theaters. This year, Vincent will be touring the US thanks to the Alliance Française network.
Jean-Michel Richaud grew up in Paris, and lived and worked in Germany, Spain, Holland and Australia before settling in Los Angeles. He received his masters degree at Sorbonne University and completed studies at Paris’s National Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. While at the Conservatory, he won a scholarship to study at New York’s Columbia University, under the tutelage of director Andrei Serban.
The performance will be in French with English subtitles.
Duration: about 90 minutes
A few days after the death of little known painter Vincent Van Gogh, rumors are flying in Paris. Some say he was a penniless madman, a derelict and soon to be forgotten artist of trifling quality. Others denounce him as a wayward priest and a foreigner. Many whisper he took his own life in a moment of insanity. His brother Theo, Vincent’s confidant and lifelong supporter, is enraged. Tonight, he hopes to set the record straight.