Vincent, by Leonard Nimoy, is an exhilarating look into the mind of a misunderstood genius. 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 unwelcome foreigner. Many whisper he took his own life in a moment of insanity. His brother Theo (performed by Jean-Michel Richaud), Vincent's confidante and lifelong supporter, is enraged. Tonight, he hopes to set the record straight.
Performance Dates: July 8th, William Inge Theatre, Independence Community College.
Hard Travelin’ with Woody: Come join your friends and neighbors and hop a box car through the Dustbowl with Woody Guthrie. You’ll commune with the spirit, stories and songs of America's saint-of-the-workingman and poet-of-the-people in this critically acclaimed solo play with music and astonishing projections of Dustbowl images and Woody's artworks. Woody plays for a union meeting of striking mineworkers in Oklahoma who are on the verge of caving to vigilante violence. Writer and star Randy Noojin will deliver one of the delights of the festival with his straight-forward, no-nonsense portrayal of singer, songwriter and activist Woody Guthrie.
Performance Dates: July 7th, Independence High School Performing Arts Center.
Alan Safier stars in Say Goodnight Gracie, the hit Tony-nominated Broadway play that invites you to spend a hilarious, heart-warming evening in the uplifting company of the world's favorite and funniest centenarian.
George Burns, who spanned over 90 years of American entertainment history, is now alive and kicking — and singing and dancing! — in a stunning tour de force solo performance for Alan Safier. With vintage photographs and video clips from film and television performances, Say Goodnight Gracie brings to life Burns's fascinating story.
Performance Dates: July 6th, ICC Inge Theatre.