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Red

by The Staff on April 18, 2013

 

Set in Mark Rothko’s Manhattan studio in 1958, John Logan’s gritty, Tony Award-winning drama Red presents the great abstract expressionist at the peak of his career. He’s working on a major commission, but is also riddled with doubts and facing a major change of direction in the art world—a direction, toward pop art, that he rejects.

Directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, Red features a cast including Kevin McGuire as Rothko and David Kenner as Ken (pictured).

Writing of the drama when it debuted on Broadway in 2010, Ben Brantley of The New York Times wrote, “[Red] initially registers as a visceral exercise in art appreciation. Fortunately though, it turns out to be more a study in artist appreciation, a portrait of an angry and brilliant mind that asks you to feel the shape and texture of thoughts.”

Red will be presented in previews tomorrow (Friday, April 19) through Sunday (April 21). Opening night is Tuesday (April 23) and the show will run through May 19. Performances are Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday-Saturday at 8 PM; and Sundays at 2 PM. There will be additional matinees on May 1 and 15 at 2 PM. Tickets are $20-$65. For more info, call 445-7469.