By John Logan
Directed by Nathan Jerkins
Featuring Steven Pounders and Ryan Crowder
September 12-29, 2013
At the Trinity Street Theater, 4th floor of First Baptist Church (901 Trinity Street, Austin, TX 78701) - click for map
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm. Sundays at 5pm.
$25 Opening night, $20 Regular, $18 Students, $18 Seniors (age 60+)
More information available at www.penfoldtheatre.org
Based on a true story. Mark Rothko, the revolutionary twentieth century abstract expressionist, receives the art world’s largest commission: to create a series of murals for The Four Seasons restaurant in the new Seagram building on Park Avenue. Under the watchful gaze of a threatening new generation of artists, Rothko labors to create an iconic work that will stand as a monument to his illustrious career, while doubts and fears of his own relevancy threaten to tear him apart.
RED won the 2010 Drama League, Drama Desk and Tony Awards for best play. After critically hailed runs in both London and New York, the play was lauded by the New York Times as “intense and exciting.” Variety called it “an electrifying play of ideas”, and The Guardian named RED “a totally convincing portrait of the artist as a working visionary.” Since then, the play has swept through the theaters across the country and now finally receives its Austin premiere.
RED, which opens Penfold Theatre Company’s sixth season, cracks open questions about purpose, relevancy, integrity and art by examining with unflinching intimacy the life and work of one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century.
ABOUT PENFOLD THEATRE COMPANY Penfold Theatre Company cultivates a love for live theatre in northern Travis and Williamson Counties by offering first-class, professional theatre performances and education programs. 2013-14 is the company’s sixth season and features a variety of work from cherished classics to regional premieres: RED (September 2013), It’s a Wonderful Life: a live radio show (December 2013), Ordinary Days (March 2014) and Romeo & Juliet (June 2014).
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