Arena Stage The Mead Center for American Theater MY ACCOUNT

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 12:00PM

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by John Logan
directed by Tony Award winner Robert Falls
featuring 4-time Helen Hayes Award winner Edward Gero
produced in association with Goodman Theatre
JAN 20 – MAR 11, 2012 in the Kreeger Theater

Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Play, Red depicts one of the 20th century’s finest artists at his greatest moment of struggle with his painting and his mortality. The brilliant and passionate Mark Rothko has hired a new assistant to help him with his most perplexing challenge yet: to create a definitive group of murals for an exclusive restaurant. As they mix the paint, stretch the canvas, and prime the surface, Rothko must reconcile not only the mix of art and commerce he’s creating but also his relationship with the new generation of artists who threaten his very legacy. Hailed as “smart and scintillating” by the New Yorker, Red is an “electrifying play of ideas” (Variety).

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