"Red" at CapRep

May 1, 2013

    In John Logan’s Tony award-winning play, Red, iconoclastic Mark Rothko, the misanthropic abstract-expressionist painter, confronts his decision to accept a lucrative commercial commission.

Extolling the virtues of his art as “expressing the big emotions – tragedy, ecstasy, and doom,” Rothko drills his new assistant about the dangers of selling out and as they work together, the roles of student and teacher reverse, forcing Rothko to face his own demons about reality and his ultimate place in the pantheon of great artists.

Our good friend, Kevin McGuire, plays Mark Rothko and David Kenner plays Rothko’s assistant, Ken.