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VINCENT Deconstructed

ensemble theatre · actaeon players · Ages 10+ · family friendly · world premiere · United States of America

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MICHAEL GORDON SHAPIRO certified reviewer June 05, 2016
An intriguing historical "what if" story, reminiscent of the film The Last Temptation of Christ in how it depicts an attempt to forsake destiny for a more ordinary life. The play is a bit too in love with its subject, at times feeling like a documentary (or hagiography), but once it arrives at its central premise there's a worthwhile payoff. The story is made vivid by devoted and intense performances from a talented cast. ... full review
JENNIFER KNIGHTON certified reviewer June 10, 2016
How do I explain the struggle of someone whose passion is so overwhelming that it bursts from them but who tries to hide it and appear normal? This is one of the closest depictions of that reality that I have seen.... full review
ERIN ELIZABETH REED certified reviewer June 17, 2016
"Vincent Deconstructed" offers an earnest new contribution to the cross-cultural mythos of artists as outcasts, struggling between social conformity and personal truth. A sparsely staged production with stylistic influences of magical realism, "Vincent" dares to look at the possibilities of the Man behind the moniker, not just the Mad Man. Despite feeling like the play was somehow still a work-in-progress, I found myself drawn into its deeper explorations of Love and Loneliness as told through the heroic tragedy of one of Impressionism's greatest innovators. For thought-provoking new work, I highly recommend it.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 16, 2016
tagged as: dramatic · Vincent
Small slice of his later life. We got some small insight into his tortured mind. Good, earnest acting. Not really a reccomend. ... full review
CATHERINE CURTIS certified reviewer June 27, 2016
This has the makings of a very moving experience. ... full review

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