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So, we chose Vincent! Many know his most famous paintings and pieces of his troubled life.
But there is so much more!
Vincent’s brother Theo enters with a case of many letters the two had exchanged for years. Vincent, at age 37, has just died. Rumors are running rampant—he’s destitute, a madman, a patron of prostitutes, an artist of trifling talent!
Theo, Vincent’s confidant and devoted supporter, is enraged! He hopes that sharing the letters will set the record straight. You feel like a guest in Theo’s home as he reveals not only what the letters say, but gives personal insight into the troubled mind and soul of a great artist.
Throughout the play you’ll see over a hundred projected images that enhance the story and Vincent’s own words of what the paintings meant to him. Sadly, of all he created, only one sold in his lifetime!
We hope this heartbreaking yet tender exposé will expand your appreciation of one of the all-time great painters.
Following the two-year sold out American tour, I took on the French adaptation of the work and performed it in Paris where it was nominated for Best Actor and Best Author at the Petits Molières, the French Tony awards for small theatres.
I’ve now had the honor of performing Vincent for over nine years, in two languages, spanning three continents.
In Vincent, Mr. Nimoy captured everything that captivated me about Van Gogh. My own understanding of the man had been limited to the snapshot one would find in your average art history book – but reading his letters revealed a complicated, nuanced mind. Most of all, I was shaken by Van Gogh’s raw sincerity in the face of a world that equated art with commerce. Mr. Nimoy’s play captured that perfectly. What moved me most was Vincent’s way of looking at his world – not the hard lines and shapes, but how he actually felt about the things contained within those lines. He looked at the world with love.
As Van Gogh said, ”there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”
About Jean-Michel Richaud
He then settled in Los Angeles, studying at The Actors Studio, where he now enjoys a cross-continental career.
His on-camera work includes co-starring opposite Alan Rickman in Bottle Shock and opposite Robert De Niro in What Just Happened. He performed the male lead in the box office hit thriller, The Housemaid, among many other credits.
Jean-Michel has also enjoyed numerous television roles, including guest starring alongside Sharon Stone in Agent X.
He is a founding member of the award winning theater company The Next Arena, which has produced a string of critically acclaimed plays.
Jean-Michel has also a thriving voice over career. His voice can be heard in over 400 dubbed feature films and cartoons, as well as video games, narration, commercials, and promos.
Among the movies he has dubbed into French, he voiced Al Pacino in the anniversary edition of Scarface, Colin Firth in The King’s Speech, Ethan Hawke in Boyhood, and Christian Bale in American Hustle.