Winner of 6 Tony Awards: Red Opens on April 26 at Virginia Rep

VaRep_Red_1Virginia Repertory Theater is pleased to announce the upcoming production of Red by John Logan.

According to the Virginia Rep website, “Winner of 6 Tony awards including Best Play, the show is about 20th century artist Mark Rothko and his struggles with a commission for the Four Seasons Restaurant in New York in the 1905’s.  This production is one of the hottest plays around the country right now so we were very excited to get the rights.  We are turning Theatre Gym into Rothko’s studio and have made lots of connections in the visual arts community including VMFA (which owns a Rothko), Visual Arts Center, various visual artists who are advising the actors on the mechanics of painting, galleries, etc..

The show will run through  June 16, 2013 at Theatre Gym at Virginia Rep Center, 114 West Broad Street.

Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Play, Red is a moving and compelling account of 20th century painter Mark Rothko and a young, fictional assistant named Ken. The play is set in the late 1950s as Rothko struggles to complete a major commission from New York City’s Four Seasons Restaurant. The two men go head to head on the methods and purpose of art and the dynamic relationship between an artist, his work va repand his audience.

  • The show opens April 26 and runs through June 16.
  • Strong language.
  • Recommended for ages 16 and older.
  • Minimal cigarette smoke during the performance.

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