The vibrancy of Vincent van Gogh's paintings is only half his story. He frantically worked on several paintings at a time, experimenting with color and form. Time became his enemy as violent fits of madness and terrifying hallucinations consumed his being. Wrestling a fractured psyche, he nevertheless remained determined to paint the beautiful, fragile world he saw and revealed his struggle to his brother Theo. Van Gogh's Ear brings the painter's tormented creativity to life. "If my work is that of a madman," said the play's subject, "I should prefer my insanity to the sanity of others."