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WE MADE IT!!! BUT WE STILL HAVE GREAT REWARDS and every dollar helps bring the life and art of Van Gogh to the stage!

VINCENT by LEONARD NIMOY                                                                   Starring JEAN-MICHEL RICHAUD. Directed by PAUL STEIN.           Produced by THE NEXT ARENA and MISTRAL PRODUCTIONS.

An exhilarating look into the mind of a misunderstood genius, a one-man show on the life and art of Van Gogh.

We've reached our goal, but you can still show your support!

There are still tickets available to the show and great prizes available, every dollar pledged goes towards making this production the best it can possibly be -- our budget is over twice our Kickstarter goal -- and independent, non-profit theater is impossible without the support of friends and community.

You can purchase your tickets here on Kickstarter, or buy them via:

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Thank you everyone who helped bring Vincent to our Kickstarter goal! The support we've felt has truly been phenomenal.

Merci mille fois!

Performances start October 7th at The VS Theatre (formerly known as The Black Dahlia) in Los Angeles, Sundays at 6PM for a 6 week run.

Through your support and enthusiasm, we hope to raise $2,000 which will help cover rental space, sets, and props as well as other production needs for the show. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for any pledge.  Note, if we do not reach our goal, we will not see a penny -- so please spread the word! 

About the Play: 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. 

About the Author: Leonard Nimoy is a renowned actor, writer, film director, poet, musician and photographer. He is perhaps best known for originating the role of Spock in the Star Trek series, for which he received three Emmy Award nominations and legions of fans.

Mr. Nimoy was inspired by the play Van Gogh, by Phillip Stevens. In writing Vincent, he expanded on Stevens' work and drew on a treasure trove of source material -- over 500 letters written between Van Gogh and his brother Theo in the ten years Vincent struggled to master his art.

THE NEXT ARENA is a non-profit theater company dedicated to creating an artistic arena of innovative and unflinching performing arts throughout greater Los Angeles by offering a forum where actors, writers, and visual artists can collaborate to produce daring theater that celebrates the diversity of human experience.

For more information: 

www.thenextarena.com    

www.facebook.com/VincentThePlay                                      

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    ART FAN -- Thank you! Every little bit helps. Your name will be added on Vincent's Facebook page and the program!

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    ART FOR ONE -- You will receive one ticket to the play ($20 value) with priority seating and your name will be added on Vincent's Facebook page and program! If you are unable to attend and/or live outside of Los Angeles, your pledge can sponsor a local high school student to attend the show.

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    ART BUFF -- You will receive two tickets to the play ($40 value) with priority seating and your name will be added on Vincent's Facebook page and program! If you are unable to attend and/or live outside of Los Angeles, your pledge can sponsor 2 local high school students to attend the show.

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    VINO LOVER -- receive two priority seating tickets to the play and a set of hand-crafted vino gift tags courtesy of local artist Anna Bondoc (value $58). True works of art! Your name will also be added on Vincent's Facebook page and the program! Note, only available for local pledges.

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    SWEETLY YOURS -- You will receive two priority seating tickets to the play and a box of 12 all natural, authentic French macarons courtesy of Les Macarons Duverger. Jean-Michel was the taste tester as Claire Duverger refined her recipes, and hands down, these are the best macarons available outside of Paris. Your name will also be added to Vincent's Facebook page and program! Note, only available for local pledges.

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    ART LOVER -- You will receive four tickets to the play ($80 value) with priority seating and your name will be added on Vincent's Facebook page and program! If you are unable to attend and/or live outside of Los Angeles, your pledge can sponsor 4 local high school students to attend the show.

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    LANGUAGE OF LOVE -- Two priority seating tickets to Vincent and a one hour private French lesson with native speaker and professional educator, Karima Boualia. Your name will also be added to Vincent's Facebook page and program!

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    FRANCOPHILE -- Two priority seating tickets to Vincent and two weeklong passes to CITY OF LIGHTS, CITY OF ANGELS 2013 (A WEEK OF FRENCH FILM PREMIERES IN HOLLYWOOD) from April 16th-22nd at the Director's Guild of America. COLCOA is the premier French film festival in the United States. Your name will also be added to Vincent's Facebook page and program!

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    BUDDING PIANIST -- Two priority seating tickets to Vincent and an exclusive piano lesson package with professional teacher and soloist non-pareil, Riko (value $390). Van Gogh took piano lessons in his quest to become a fully realized artist, now you can follow in his creative footsteps. Riko has been Tatyana's teacher and inspiration for over two years and is a renowned teacher for all ages. This package includes three in-home lessons, a starter pack of materials and a studio fee. Your name will also be added to Vincent's Facebook page and program!

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    PRIVATE VIEWING -- Jean-Michel will arrange for a private weekday or weeknight showing of Vincent during the run of the show for you and up to 30 colleagues. Your name will also be added to Vincent's Facebook page and program.

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    ART BENEFACTOR -- Every artist needs patrons. Your generosity will be rewarded with VIP tickets and my never ending gratitude. Optional listing on Vincent's Facebook page and program.

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