The Sower

Critics

LemonMeter

Reviews: 0

Audience

LemonMeter

100 %

Reviews: 3

"Guard this with your life!" What was it that drove Vincent van Gogh to sever his ear and give it to a prostitute? "The Sower", by actor / playwright Schuyler Scott Mastain, examines a moment in the life of this incredibly paradoxical artist. It's Christmas morning, 1888, in a hospital in the south of France, and a young artist named Vincent wakes to find himself covered in blood and missing his left ear. As the day progresses, a beautiful Nurse and enthusiastic young Doctor tend to him. While dressing his wound, they inquire about his heinous act of self-mutilation, thereby opening a box of pandora that should have been kept closed. "The Sower", is a ninety minute one-act drama with an ensemble of five local actors from Los Angeles. Directed by Cal Arts faculty member, Robert Murray Duncan, "The Sower" examines what makes us unique, what makes us artists, and what makes human. For more info: thebearspursuit@gmail.com

Reviews

Avatar

Utterly compelling and involving, great writing & performances. Another take on Vincent and Theodore van Gogh that stands alone - and also adds more depth to the many other depictions of the ear incident you may have seen or read. Vincent, played by playwright Schuyler Mastain, is a standout in a great cast. Go! (van Gogh!)

sweet - Mel Malmberg


Avatar

A very well-written, well-crafted production with a wonderfully talented cast. Schyler Mastain's Vincent hits all the right emotional notes of an incredibly talented and tragically tormented soul. Cam Deaver's Theo, and Isaak Garcia's Gauguin are engaging as respective brother & friend of Vincent, both driven to near-despair by his manic behavior. Nicholas McDonald's Dr. Rey provides benevolent professionalism, while the kindness & warmth of Kayla Eva's Nurse shows Vincent a quiet and caring heart. I enjoyed this very much and wish the entire Cast & Production Team much future success.

sweet - Peggie Fariss


Avatar

An amazing evening of living with Van Gogh and Gaugin! Schuyler Mastain has written a masterpiece to coin an art term! Ryan Henry's direction was flawless. The costumes appropriate and the set dressing perfectly spare for an 1800's hospital. The cast: Kayla Eva's patience and beauty was surreal. Nicholas McDonald as the doctor was appropriately professional. Cam Deaver as Theo Van Gogh was loving and brotherly and Isaak Gracia was a breath of fresh air as Gaugin! An outstanding evening of theater on a theme of Van Gogh's important sower works! Broadway here it comes!

sweet - Greg LaVoi


Avatar

Utterly compelling and involving, great writing & performances. Another take on Vincent and Theodore van Gogh that stands alone - and also adds more depth to the many other depictions of the ear incident you may have seen or read. Vincent, played by playwright Schuyler Mastain, is a standout in a great cast. Go! (van Gogh!)

sweet - Mel Malmberg


Avatar

A very well-written, well-crafted production with a wonderfully talented cast. Schyler Mastain's Vincent hits all the right emotional notes of an incredibly talented and tragically tormented soul. Cam Deaver's Theo, and Isaak Garcia's Gauguin are engaging as respective brother & friend of Vincent, both driven to near-despair by his manic behavior. Nicholas McDonald's Dr. Rey provides benevolent professionalism, while the kindness & warmth of Kayla Eva's Nurse shows Vincent a quiet and caring heart. I enjoyed this very much and wish the entire Cast & Production Team much future success.

sweet - Peggie Fariss


Avatar

An amazing evening of living with Van Gogh and Gaugin! Schuyler Mastain has written a masterpiece to coin an art term! Ryan Henry's direction was flawless. The costumes appropriate and the set dressing perfectly spare for an 1800's hospital. The cast: Kayla Eva's patience and beauty was surreal. Nicholas McDonald as the doctor was appropriately professional. Cam Deaver as Theo Van Gogh was loving and brotherly and Isaak Gracia was a breath of fresh air as Gaugin! An outstanding evening of theater on a theme of Van Gogh's important sower works! Broadway here it comes!

sweet - Greg LaVoi