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Local Play Rewrites Art History in a “Starry Night”

SAINT JOSEPH, MI–A local play set to premier in late May reveals new findings about the life of Vincent van Gogh. Starry Night blends the famous painter’s artwork with a live performance, taking place at the Box Factory for the Arts.

Art historians, including a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, now say Vincent didn’t cut off his ear or kill himself, but took the blame to save others. “The hope is to dispel long-held myths, to clear Vincent’s reputation,” said playwright Joe Moody of Saint Joseph.

Local actor Jareth Zelmer stars as Vincent van Gogh in what the script describes as a “modern dream,” fusing 19th century aesthetic with current times. Portraying fellow artist Paul Gauguin is Brian Lorenc from South Bend (now in Berrien Center). Margaret Thompson of Three Oaks (now of Chicago) portrays Kate. From Saint Joseph are Meggie Anderson as Charissa, Mack Moody as the teenaged Bane, and Mark Schreiber as Joseph Roulin. Kendall Smith of Three Oaks portrays Johanna, Vincent’s sister-in-law.

Local artists, including from the Box Factory, are doing renditions of Vincent’s work for the play. A one-of-a-kind auction is planned at the Box June 4 at 9:30 pm following the final performance. Included in the auction will be some of the locally recreated paintings featured in the play.


Starry Night is a Play about Vincent van Gogh written by Joe Moody. The play reveals the true story of Vincent never revealed in a dramatic production. The play will premier at the Box Factory for the Arts (a charming theater inside a gallery) in the beach town of Saint Joseph, MI.