Inventing Van Gogh
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
February 7, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Amphibian Stage Productions is proud to start its twelfth season with a staged reading of Inventing Van Gogh by Steven Dietz. Steven Young directs an ensemble cast in this poignant drama on February 7 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
About the Play
A self-portrait, painted just before the artist’s death, has never been seen… until now. Patrick Stone, a contemporary painter, is hired to forge this final masterpiece and finds himself squaring off, across the years, with Van Gogh himself. The result is a compelling mystery about the obsession to create and the fine line that separates truth from myth.
Written in 2004, Inventing Van Gogh has earned the award-winning Steven Dietz much praise. Variety says of his work, “A skilled craftsman, Dietz has managed to ‘paint’ an evening of theater, rich in layered composition.” Broadwayworld.com calls the play “an important work,” and adds, “Make sure you bring your brain and an open heart – it will touch you in ways that will surprise you.”
Inventing Van Gogh will be presented in Fort Worth on February 7, 2011 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. For tickets and more information, theatergoers can call 817-923-3012, visit www.amphibianproductions.org, or write to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is located at 3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth, TX 76107.
Please be advised that Inventing Van Gogh contains strong language.
About Amphibian Stage Productions
Amphibian Stage Productions is a non-profit theatre company founded in 2000 by three alumni of TCU’s Department of Theatre who strive to produce innovative and engaging works of theatre that challenge the way we see the world around us. Now in its eleventh season, Amphibian has produced numerous groundbreaking and challenging plays (some regional premieres, others US or world premieres) that foster a deeper understanding of ourselves as members of the global community. The company is widely recognized for its stylistically and thematically varied scripts.
Committed to nurturing young and diverse audiences, Amphibian has developed a strong internship program, a summer acting workshop for teens, and a dynamic outreach project, Jumbies Fort Worth!, that is steadily increasing the company’s visibility and following. The group travels to schools and community centers, performing and spreading a message of multicultural collaboration and tolerance.
In addition, actors visit schools to lead acting workshops and talkback sessions with students. The company actively reaches out to young people and strives to foster a new generation of audience members by offering students very low cost or free tickets to all performances.
Amphibian is generously funded by the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Texas Commission on the Arts, Ann L. & Carol Greene Rhodes Charitable Trust, Amon G. Carter Foundation, Alcon Foundation, Wells Fargo Bank, Mrs. Lenore Barbata, Mrs. Betty J. Sanders, William E. Scott Foundation, Tobin Theatre Arts Fund, Web Maddox Trust, The Rug Company, Out of Nowhere Website Design, Bates Container, Pier 1 Imports, 2clighting and the Devonian Society, a group of Amphibian’s devoted donors who are proud to be the force behind nurturing the next generation of artists and audiences.