Fourth Room Theatre presents RED
John Logan’s Tony Award-winning drama about the legendary painter, Mark Rothko.
UNI Acting Professor, Richard Glockner, portrays Rothko
Matthew James, is his assistant, Ken
Angie Toomsen directs with scenic design by Scott Olinger
TWO WEEKENDS, TWO CITIES:
November 13, 14, 15, 16 (7:30 p.m./ 2:00 p.m)
Waterloo Center for the Arts, Hope Martin Theatre
224 Commercial Street Waterloo
$22 / $11 student
November 28, 29 (8:00 p.m.)
1103 Third St SE, Cedar Rapids
$15 advance / $18 door
ABOUT THE PLAY
RED is the startling portrait of the famous abstract expressionist painter, Mark Rothko’s two-year struggle to complete the most high-priced commission in the history of modern art, and his charged relationship with young assistant, Ken, who challenges both him and the course of art history. Set in the rapidly-shifting cultural current of late 1950s/early 1960s New York, RED is the provocative depiction of a luminary artist at the height of his powers.
Variety called RED “majestic” and Ben Brantley of The New York Times wrote, “As much as any stage work I can think of, RED captures the dynamic relationship between an artist and his creations.”
RED is presented by Fourth Room Theatre in collaboration with the University of Northern Iowa Department of Art, Theater UNI and the Waterloo Community Playhouse.
The show will run approximately 90 minutes without an intermission.