RED includes adult themes and strong language. Recommended for ages 13 and up with parental guidance.
Written by John Logan
Directed by Michael Brusasco
Scenic Design by David Linfield
Sound and Lighting Design by Kevin Harris
October 14 – October 30, 2022
Thu-Sat @ 7 pm Sat & Sun @ 2 pm
Red takes us into the mind of abstract expressionist artist Mark Rothko.
Winner of the 2010 Tony Award for Best Play, Red takes us into the mind of abstract expressionist Mark Rothko, for whom paintings are “pulsating” life forces and art is intended to stop the heart. Red chronicles the tormented painter’s two-year struggle to complete a lucrative set of murals for Manhattan’s exclusive Four Seasons restaurant, and his fraught relationship with a seemingly naïve young assistant, who must choose between appeasing his mentor—and changing the course of art history.
“There is only one thing I fear in life, my friend… One day the black will swallow the red.”
Intense and exciting…a portrait of an angry and brilliant mind that asks you to feel the shape and texture of thoughts…RED captures the dynamic relationship between an artist and his creations.
– NY Times
…smart, elegant entertainment.
– The New Yorker
Brendan V. & Kathryn L. McAdams
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Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York
RED premiered at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre, London on December 3, 2009, Michael Grandage, Artistic Director.
Original Broadway Production Produced by Arielle Tepper Madover, Stephanie P. McClelland, Matthew Byam Shaw, Neal Street Productions, Fox Theatricals, Ruth Hendel/Barbara Whitman, Philip Hagemann/Murray Rosenthal and The Donmar Warehouse.