INVENTING VAN GOGH
by Steven Dietz
Directed by Deborah Mogford
Clark Arts—Maddox Theatre
A haunting and hallucinatory drama about the making of art, Inventing Van Gogh is the story of the final Van Gogh self-portrait, painted just before the artist’s death, which 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.
SETTING: The present, an abandoned warehouse in a large American city; and various moments from the late 1800s, France.
Scenic & Lighting Design
The World Premiere of Inventing van Gogh
was produced by Arizona Theatre Company,
David Ira Goldstein, Artistic Director
Jessica L. Andrews, Managing Director