A Reading at Glenbow Museum

Dancing Monkey Laboratories in partnership with Glenbow Museum, will host a staged reading of Mike Czuba’s new work, AFTER MOURNING, a play about Johanna Bonger, the woman who saved Van Gogh.

The event will take place in their theatre space on November 3rd at 2pm. 

In 1924, a man from London’s National Gallery visits Johanna Bonger in Holland and makes a substantial offer for a painting of Sunflowers. This is where we begin.

For 35-years , with the passing of Vincent and then her husband Theo only six months apart in 1890/91, she was unwavering in her efforts to bring Van Gogh to the world. Without her, we would not know the name Vincent Van Gogh beyond footnotes in other artist’s biographies. And we certainly would not know his art. Johanna Bonger, the woman who saved Van Gogh. 

Glenbow is located at 130 – 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB. T2G 0P3.

tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/after-mourning-a-play-reading-by-mike-czuba-tickets-74892273807

Performers: Amy Sawka, Michelle Brandenberg, Wil Knoll, Christopher Tuplin and Caitlyn Milot.

Jo van Gogh-Bonger *Amsterdam *April 1889

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