Founded in 1937, by Newfoundland and Labrador playwright Grace Butt, the St. John's Players is the oldest theatre group in the province. Since its inception, the group has been active in the local theatre scene with the exception of two periods of inactivity in 1976-82 and 2005-2012 The group returned to the local theatre scene in 2013. It is an amateur group and all are welcome. No previous theatre experience is required. See our listing in the Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia.
A few days after the death of little-known painter Vincent Van Gogh, rumors are flying in Paris. Some say he was a penniless madman, a frequenter of prostitutes, a derelict and soon to be forgotten artist of trifling quality. Others denounce him as a wayward priest and a foreigner. Many whisper he took his own life in a moment of insanity.
His brother Theo, Vincent's confidante and lifelong supporter, is enraged. Tonight, he hopes to set the record straight.
This multi-image dramatic staging received rave reviews when it was toured with Leonard Nimoy playing the one extraordinary role. The excitement and color of Van Gogh's life and art enhance this production through the projection of images that are easily handled and carefully cued to add impact to the words
“The actor doesn't have the stage to himself. He plays against the celebrated artist's brilliant painting projected on two large screens.” — Variety