“Life imitates art far more than art imitates life.” — Oscar Wilde.
Big Idea Theatre’s “Unbound” 2014 season unearths art and intrigue with its production of “Inventing Van Gogh” by Steven Dietz and directed by Benjamin T Ismail.
In September 2013, the art world reeled when a painting, which had languished for years in a Norwegian attic, was revealed to be a previously undiscovered masterpiece by Vincent Van Gogh. “Inventing Van Gogh” pulls the audience into the tale surrounding Van Gogh’s famed, final, lost self-portrait that has never been seen … until now.
This time-bending mystery about the making of art introduces us to the legendary artist himself, the modern-day art expert whose quest for the lost portrait consumes his life and the protégé who is lured into perpetrating a breathtaking, audacious fraud.
“Inventing Van Gogh” plays at Big Idea Theatre, 1616 Del Paso Blvd. in Sacramento, through May 17. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. General admission tickets are $16 online/$20 door; Students/Seniors/SARTA $14 online/$18 door and all tickets are $10 on Thrifty Thursdays. Groups of 10 or more pay $10 each (reservations encouraged). For more information call (916) 960-3036 or visit bigideatheatre.com.