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"Vincent' returns to Tampa

Vincent, Leonard Nimoy's one-man play about artist Vincent van Gogh, returns to the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center this weekend, after playing to sellout crowds there in 2003. Actor F. Reed Brown, a Tampa native, again portrays the dual roles of the brilliantly mad postimpressionist and his brother Theo, Vincent's only friend and benefactor. "Brown does an admirable job of portraying the tortured Vincent, but his finest moments are as Theo, the grief-stricken yet defiant brother who defends and defines Vincent as an artist who was misunderstood, abused and ultimately driven to destroy himself," wrote St. Petersburg Times reviewer Lorrie Lykins in 2003.

Vincent, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday; also 8 p.m. Jan. 13 and 14 and 2 p.m. Jan. 15, Shimberg Playhouse at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa. $18.50. (813) 229-7827 or toll-free 1-800-955-1045; or www.tbpac.org.

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