Arizona Theatre Company
Winner of the 2010 Tony Award for Best Play
by John Logan
Master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko, one of the most visionary artists of the 20th century, has landed the commission of a lifetime, a series of murals for New York's Four Seasons Restaurant. As he wrestles with the overwhelming task of creating multiple paintings on a grand scale, his new young assistant questions his views of art, creativity and commerce. What follows is a raw and provocative dialogue between master and novice, old guard and new guard exploring the question, "Is art meant to provoke, soothe or disturb?" Based on true events, Red is a searing portrait of an artist's ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting. Red is the winner of six 2010 Tony Awards including Best Play, the most honored play of the Broadway season.
Contains mature language.
April 7 - 28, 2012
The Temple of Music and Art, downtown Tucson
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Meet the actors
Denis Arndt and Connor Toms are charged with bringing an icon and his assistant to life - and they do it brilliantly. Find out more about this cast and the creative team that will take you into Mark Rothko's New York studio. Visit the Red webpage here, and then click on the "Artists" tab.
Get the first look at Red
Visit our YouTube page to get a sneak peek at Denis Arndt and Connor Toms in RED. Watch the video here.
Who was Mark Rothko?
Read a biography of the artist and see the paintings depicted in Red. Also, find out where you can see a Rothko painting in person in Arizona. And test your knowledge of other plays about artists in Preview, ATC's online newsletter.
Paint the Town Red!
In celebration of this Tony Award-winning play, Arizona Theatre Company has partnered with some local businesses--including the University of Arizona Museum of Art, Etherton Gallery and Red Door Spas--to bring you some extra perks and special offers. Visit our website for more information!
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