UVU Theater Department To Give First Local Performance Of “Vincent In Brixton”
September 18, 2012
For Immediate Release
University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807
Written by: Jim Rayburn (801) 863-8504
Utah Valley University’s Department of Theatrical Arts will present nine performances of “Vincent in Brixton,” a modern tale about artist Vincent Van Gogh, Sept. 27-29 and Oct. 1-6.
The play, written in 2003 by Nicholas Wright and never performed before in Utah, is a never told before story about Van Gogh, one of history’s most unique and talented artists, living in Brixton, London in 1873.
“This play premiered at the National Theatre in London and was later performed on Broadway, and I thought it would be a good fit here in Utah,” said Christopher Clark, chair of the Department of Theatrical Arts. “There will be some beautiful acting and some amazing design. It’s a story the audience doesn’t know.”
The mostly fictional plot chronicles Van Gogh’s love for an English widow. It received the 2003 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play and was nominated for a 2003 Tony Award.
“This is a chance to see a remarkable, new story about one of history’s most fascinating people,” Clark said.
Performances will be Sept. 27-29, Oct. 1-6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Noorda Theatre. Tickets are available at the School of the Arts Box Office at the Noorda Theatre, at Campus Connection in the Sorensen Student Center, or by calling 801-863-PLAY (7529).
Utah Valley University is located in Orem, Utah, and is home to more than 33,000 students. UVU began as a vocational school during World War II, and in the seven decades since has evolved into a technical school, community college, state college and, finally, a comprehensive regional teaching university. UVU is one of Utahís largest institutions of higher learning and offers programs ranging from career training to high-demand master degrees, with emphasis on undergraduate education.