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    Rabbit Run
    August 17, 2018

    The 2018 summer season at Rabbit Run Theater closes with Leonard Nimoy’s “Vincent”

    To close out the 2018 summer season, Leonard Nimoy’s one-man show “Vincent” opens at Rabbit Run Theater, Friday, Aug. 24, and runs through Sept. 1.

    Vincent Van Gogh’s story is more than that of a misunderstood genius.  Told through the eyes of his brother, Theo, Van Gogh is revealed as few knew him as a symbol of courage, inspiration and passion. Nimoy adapted this play taking inspiration from hundreds of letters between Van Gogh and his brother.

     

    Van Gogh was a post-impressionist painter whose work influenced 20th-century art. He struggled with mental illness, and remained poor and virtually unknown throughout his life.  In his 37 years, he completed more than 2,100 works of art, including oil paintings, watercolors, drawings and sketches.

     

    “Vincent” is staged and performed by Brint Learned, executive director of Rabbit Run Community Arts Association (RRCAA) in Madison.  For the past 20 years, Learned has acted and directed at numerous theaters in Northeast Ohio, including The Fine Arts Association, The Beck Center for the Arts, Lakeland Civic Theatre, Lake Erie College and Ashtabula Arts Center. 

     

    “Not surprisingly”, said Learned, “the life and work of Vincent Van Gogh fascinates the world to this day. Played against the backdrop of Vincent's paintings and drawings, the play is both visually and emotionally compelling.”

     

    “Told with great warmth and humor through the memories of his brother Theo, Vincent's journey is both heartbreaking and uplifting. Vincent's letters to his brother allow us to understand the thoughts and emotions of this complicated and sometimes tortured genius.”  

    Tickets for all performances are available by calling the box office at 440-428-7092, Wednesday through Sunday, 3 to 7 p.m. or on line at www.rabbitrunonline.org.  Tickets are $24/adult, $22/senior, student and $11 for youth ages 12 and under.  For group packages and rates call 440-428-5913.

    Guests are welcome to bring a picnic meal to enjoy on the grounds of the theater prior to a show in the picnic pavilion or courtyards.  Rabbit Run Theater is one of the few remaining barn theaters still in operation in Ohio and produces shows every summer from the beginning of June through the end of August.

    All shows begin at 7:30 p.m.  “Vincent” is rated for general audiences.

    Rabbit Run Theater is located at 5648 W. Chapel Rd., Madison, OH.  Rabbit Run receives partial funding from the Ohio Arts Council, Hearn Plumbing and Heating, Huffman-Mayer Wealth Management Group and Lighthouse Advisers.

    This program is also funded in part by a grant from The Lake County Visitor Bureau Arts & Culture Grant. The Remarkable Lake County, OH Arts & Culture Grant Program promotes the county’s tourism constituency – entertainment, regional and heritage events, hospitality venues and hotels, and destinations and attractions involved in Lake County’s tourism industry.

     

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    Rabbit Run
    August 20, 2014

    Homecoming Weekend at Rabbit Run Theater

    Homecoming Weekend at Rabbit Run Theater   An exciting celebration awaits all who attend Rabbit Run Theater’s Homecoming Weekend Friday, Sept. 5 and 6.   Two special events make up the weekend: an Alumni Evening on Friday, Sept. 5, and The Homecoming Gala on Saturdayevening, Sept. 6.  Both events...
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    Rabbit Run
    August 13, 2014

    Guest Blog Post: Alumni Peter J. Davis, Director of Rabbit Run's Comeback Show

    This summer I once again found myself inside the old barn that is now Rabbit Run Theatre. Though it has been a very long time since I had been there, it still looked quite the same ….and at the same time much improved. In town (from my home in Montclair, New Jersey) to deal with some ‘family...
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    Rabbit Run
    August 12, 2014

    The Odd Couple opens this Friday at Rabbit Run Theater

    Rabbit Run Theater, one of Ohio’s few remaining barn theaters, closes its 2014 summer season with playwright Neil Simon’s comedy The Odd Couple. Simon is at his best with the non-stop, laugh-out-loud dialogue in this 1960’s classic comedy. Compulsive neat-freak Felix Ungar is thrown out of his...
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    Rabbit Run
    July 15, 2014

    Brigadoon opening this weekend!

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Brigadoon opens this Friday at Rabbit Run Theater Lost in the Scottish highlands, two young Americans stumble on Brigadoon, a mystical 17th century village that only appears one day every hundred years.  The magic of the Highlands and the power of love draw them into the...
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    Rabbit Run
    June 10, 2014

    Excitement

    There are so many exciting things happening at Rabbit Run!  Several of our graduating high school seniors, having truly excelled in their artistic education at Rabbit Run, are preparing to go on to pursue their passion for the arts in their colleges of choice.  The grounds at the historic Barn...
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    Rabbit Run
    February 24, 2014

    Anticipation

    Anticipation by Guest Blogger, Laurie Principe, President, RRCAA Board of Trustees       Each year around this time, the weariness of the cold, gray, snowy months starts to take its toll on me.  I yearn for the days to get longer, to shed my hat and coat and boots, and be able to “go on the fly". ...
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    Rabbit Run
    November 14, 2013

    Thankful

    As we look back on the last year at Rabbit Run Community Arts Association, we have a lot to be thankful for! We’re thankful for our wonderful students and families who consistently inspire us. Each day the Fine Arts Building is filled with music, paintings, sculptures and the sounds of dancing...
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    Rabbit Run
    October 31, 2013

    Halloween Makeup

    For most people, Halloween is the only time to dress up in strange and unusual costumes. But at Rabbit Run Theater, we spend an entire summer creating dozens of unique characters for our productions! One of the most powerful tools for creating memorable characters is makeup. We have several gifted...
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5648 W. Chapel Rd., Madison, OH 44057 (Theater)
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