(Public domain image).

The woman who believed in van Gogh is featured in next Breaking Cover play reading series

After Mourning will be read at noon on Sunday in the Snell Auditorium

The woman who helped helped bring the art of painter Vincent van Gogh to the world is featured in the next Breaking Cover play-reading series in Red Deer.

On Sunday at noon, local actors with Red Deer Players will bring to life the script for After Mourning, an original play by Mike Czuba.

The dramatic reading in the Snell Auditorium of the Red Deer Public Library, directed by Ashley Mercia, will take listeners back to 1924.

That’s when a man from London’s National Gallery visits Johanna Bonger in Holland and makes a substantial offer for a painting of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers.

The Dutch post-Impressionist painter wasn’t yet the father of modern art. In fact he’d barely sold a painting before dying in obscurity at the age of 37 in 1890.

Yet, for 35-years up to her death in 1925, Bonger was unwavering in her efforts to bring van Gogh’s work to prominence — and Czuba’s play will tell her story.

There is no admission fee to the play reading, but donations will be gratefully accepted.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

New Red Deer credit union officially opens

The grand opening of Mountain View Financial was Thursday afternoon

Alberta Country Music Awards this weekend in Red Deer

The Alberta country music awards are in Red Deer this Sunday. Country… Continue reading

Cold snap likely knocked down some mountain pine beetles in central Alberta but not all

It was cold during last week’s deep freeze in central Alberta, but… Continue reading

Central Alberta man would like to preserve Red Deer’s scout hut

City of Red Deer receives a written proposal

Your community calendar

Jan. 22 Downtown House Senior Center (5414 43 St.) in Red Deer… Continue reading

David Marsden: Drug addicts deserve our care

The provincial government, rather than seizing an opportunity, is flirting with putting… Continue reading

Questions linger over investigation into Jeff Bezos’ hacking

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Cybersecurity experts said Thursday there were still… Continue reading

Grounded Boeing jet holds back profits, growth at airlines

DALLAS — The three big U.S. airlines that own Boeing 737 Max… Continue reading

New virus could disrupt global economy as markets, consumers change behaviour

MONTREAL — A deadly new virus that emerged in China is raising… Continue reading

Cannabis price gap increases, as illegal cannabis prices fall: StatCan

The gap between what Canadians pay for legal and illicit cannabis is… Continue reading

Practical tips for a healthier winter

Many people dread the dark days of winter. Having to spend time… Continue reading

Most Read