John Logan's Red Comes to Walnut Street Theatre
The drama explores the life of painter Mark Rothko.
The theater describes Red as follows: "Red is a thrilling portrait of Mark Rothko. This brilliant abstract expressionist has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art. He has been chosen to create a series of murals for New York's historic Four Seasons Restaurant. As classical music blasts from his record player, the painter works feverishly with his young assistant, mixing paints and building canvases. His creative process brings us an intense portrait of the artist, exposing his ambition and his vulnerability. Audiences will join us in our studio as this working visionary meets his match with the blank canvas. Will Rothko's crowning achievement also be his undoing?"
Red stars David Volin as Mark Rothko and Daniel Fredrick as Ken, Rothko's assistant. The production features scenic design by Roman Tatrowicz, costume design by Jillian Keys, lighting design by J. Dominic Chacon, and sound design by Christopher Colucci.