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Tuesday 11 December 2018

Play by Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy coming to Horetown House

Peter McCamley
Peter McCamley
A scene from ‘Vincent’
Christine Scarry

Maria Pepper

A special performance of 'Vincent' a play written by Leonard Nimoy of Star Trek fame, will be held in the historic surroundings of Horetown House in Foulksmills on November 17 as part of a national tour by Red Alchemy theatre company of Kilkenny.

The play is directed by Red Alchemy founder Christine Scarry with the talented Rosslare actor Peter McCamley in the roles of Vincent van Gogh and his brother Theo. The lighting designer is John O'Donoghue.

'Vincent' is set in Paris 1890 as Theo van Gogh mourns the suicide of his beloved brother who died in his arms at the age of 37. Their volatile relationships is revealed throught the many letters they shared, re-telling the events in Vincent's own words, and painting a palette of loss, anger, frustration and sometimes joy.

The powerful, moving play was written and originally performed on Broadway by Leonard Nimoy, better known to audiences as Star Trek's Mr. Spock, and won him a Tony Award.

In the Irish première, director Christine Scarry and actor Peter McCamley gloriously recreate the world of the misunderstood genius, against a visual backdrop of some of his greatest masterpieces, giving the audience a moving insight into the turbulent life and times of the great painter.

Vincent is a biographical play that successfully places the audience in the reincarnated presence of a genius, leading them through his tumultous life and exploring the meaning of art and artistry in a world that measures success by sales. It is an insight into one of history's most gifted and haunted masters.

Horetown House will welcome audience members with blazing fires, a glass of prosecco and delicious canapes served in the drawing rooms which were once home to the Goff family during the time of Vincent's turbulent life.

Tickets at €30 including prosecco and canapes, are available on Eventbrite (Vincent).

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