Vincent opens a four performance run tomorrow night (June 5) at the Gottwald Playhouse at Richmond CenterStage. Nearly everyone has seen at least one Van Gogh painting; he’s among the best known people in the world.
James Briggs is the only actor in the show. Briggs plays both Van Gogh brothers, basing his performance on hundreds of letters they wrote to each other. Theo gathered his friends together about a week after Vincent’s suicide to say what was on his heart about the way his brother was treated.
A hundred pieces of Van Gogh’s work are projected during the show.