The life of Vincent van Gogh will be recounted by his best friend, the Postmaster Joseph Roulin.

     

    The scene is simple:  two chairs and a table, a baguette in a country basket, a bottle of peasant wine, two glasses, a corncob pipe.  The host announces:  “We are in a café in Auvers, France. The year is 1890.  Joseph Roulin, the Postman, comes forward and sits in one of the chairs.  For several seconds he poses, silent, still, the embodiment of van Gogh’s painting of Roulin in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  Then, the portrait comes to life!

     

    For the next hour, author/educator/Screen Actors Guild actor Ted Zalewski as the Postman captures the spirit of van Gogh the man and the essence of van Gogh the artist.  As Vincent’s loyal  friend, Roulin relates van Gogh’s amazing personal  and artistic journey from his native Holland to the south of France. The Postman, written by Ted Zalewski  and based on extensive research into van Gogh’s life and letters, is filled with humor, passion, and joie de vivre.

     

    Ted Zalewski who brought Teddy Roosevelt to Coventry is back with the life of Vincent van Gogh.  Join us for this highly acclaimed one-man show as Roulin invites you into a small café to recall his friendship with this great artist.  This free program will be held Thursday, April 4 at 7 pm.  Please contact Jane at 822-9104 or email js@coventrylibrary.org to make your reservation.