by John Logan
One of the most exciting things on stage this year" –News-Press
It is a remarkable 90-minute tribute to the process of artistic creation." – CASA Magazine.
It's 1958, and the renowned painter Mark Rothko is commissioned to create a series of paintings for a new and exclusive Four Seasons restaurant. But is it art, or is he merely selling out for commercial gain? Red, pits Rothko against an idealistic young protégé in a thrilling look into the artistic temperament and the relationship between the artist and his creations, as well as the primal relationships between father and son, teacher and student. Intense, funny, philosophical, and sensual in its examination of the creative mind, the play—like Rothko's vibrantly colored rectangle paintings—brims with energy and ecstasy. Directed by Brian Shnipper. With additional Support by Herb and Elaine Kendall