In 1958 abstract painter Mark Rothko was engaged to paint murals for the Seagram Building in New York, the most lucrative commission ever. Working with a young apprentice and threatened by a new generation of painters, Rothko must create a series of masterpieces. Red dives deeply into this incredible period when the fierce, uncompromising Rothko, at the height of his power, clashes with fame and commercialism.

A co-production with the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg

Review – Guardian (Michael Billington) – Red at the Donmar Warehouse

Article – Guardian (William Boyd) – The mean reds

Review – LA Times (Charles McNulty) – A blazing ‘Red’

Interview – PBS (Charlie Rose) – A look at John Logan’s play ‘Red’

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Running Time: 1 hour and 50 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission

Audience Advice: This show contains the use of strong language and herbal cigarette smoke.

Cast & Artists

    • Oliver Becker
    • Mark Rothko
    • Jameson Parker
    • Ken
    • John Logan
    • Playwright
    • Michael Shamata
    • Director
    • Peter Hartwell
    • Designer
    • Scott Henderson
    • Lighting Designer
    • Tobin Stokes
    • Composer / Sound Designer

The Heart of the Matter

  • 3X3 - Interview with Video Artist Farheen HaQ
  • 3X3 - Interview with Sculptor Charles Campbell
  • 3X3 - Interview with Painter Caite Dheere
  • RED by John Logan