September 11 - October 14, 2012
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
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.