Patchogue Arts Council & Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
Absinthe Tasting: A Pre-Performance of Vincent Experience.
SORRY THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!
Tickets for Vincent still available.
Absinthe is a distilled spirit derived from plants, such as wormwood and green anise, and herbs. It became synonymous with stories of hallucinogenic effects on the drinker.
As its reputation grew, it inspired a great deal of art and literature in the 19th and 20th century and became popular with many famous writers, thinkers, and artists, including Van Gogh, Ernest Hemingway, and Pablo Picasso.
Explore the history, mystery, and rituals of this infamous green spirit that Van Gogh imbibed daily. Some say he was addicted to the “devil in a bottle,” but the Absinthe Van Gogh was so fond of is not quite the same as the Absinthe that is so popular today. Hallucinogenic qualities are no longer a concern.
Join us for a unique pre-performance event to learn about the history of Absinthe, followed by a tasting of three varieties. We will also pair light bites with each tasting served. During the evening you will also be transported via green screen into one of Van Gogh’s paintings for a commemorative photo. Special thanks to the Patchogue – Medford Library for providing us with some green screen fun!
Don’t let the evening stop there, continue with a viewing of Vincent, the first ever co-production by the Patchogue Arts Council and Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts. This one-person play, written by Emmy nominated actor Leonard Nimoy, explores the little known side to Vincent van Gogh. The world-renowned artist only grew to his fame after his death in 1890. Much of his personal life was left misunderstood as the masses saw him as an obscure kind of genius. For many years, we wrote letters back and forth with his brother, Theo, revealing the struggles and thoughts behind some of his most famous works. The play takes place after Vincent’s death as Theo recollects these letters and speaks about him to a gathering of peers. In this intimate production, we are transported to this gathering as if we are hearing about Vincent in an all-new light for the very first time.
Vincent will provide a multimedia experience by beautifully displaying Van Gogh’s works on stage through projection as Theo talks about them, allowing you to view these paintings and drawings while listening to their fascinating backstories. This production is bound to pique your curiosity about one of the world’s most renowned artists and offer a brand new perspective on his works.
This production will be open to school groups to attend at a discounted rate on Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12 at 10:00 AM. Talkbacks and curriculum guides will be available to participating schools as well.
10% discount on tickets to Vincent with college ID
Performance Tickets Only visit: http://www.patchoguetheatre.org/event/vincent/7542