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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)

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, Washington, DC