"What do you see?" painter Mark Rothko asks in the opening line of John Logan's enthralling, Tony Award-winning play.
This becomes the central question in this compelling theatrical depiction of one of he 20th Century's most important and complex artists.
The play is set in 1958 at Rothko's studio in the Bowery, where the master of abstract expressionism is working to complete the biggest commission in the history of modern art – a series of murals for New York's famed Four Seasons restaurant. Over the course of two years, Rothko works feverishly to complete the commission, under the watchful gaze of his young assistant and the unseen, yet threatening presence of a new generation of artists.
Red uses stunning visual drama to explore art, commerce, demons, ideas, and the nature of creativity as a whole.
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