September 19, 2012 – October 7, 2012
This production is no longer showing.
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As our hit play Opus took you behind the music of a world famous string quartet, Red takes you into the studio of Mark Rothko, pioneer of abstract expressionism, and into the mind of an artist wrestling with the eternal struggle between art and commerce. Seen through the eyes of his young, increasingly challenging assistant, Rothko agonizes over a lucrative project painting murals for the new Four Seasons Restaurant. Has he sold out to fame and fortune or is he still a real artist?
“Red is a brushstroke of genius at PlayMakers”Broadway World
“PlayMakers’ Red is just perfect”The News & Observer
“Logan sends American painter Mark Rothko into battle with his demons in this electrifying play of ideas, and the artist’s howls are pure music.”Variety
“spiritual intensity and an almost sexual energy…the artist consumed by the physical demands of his work”The Washington Post