Sponsorship support by Frances, Andy and Ginny Lewis
April 26 – June 16, 2013
Preview on April 25
Theatre Gym at Virginia Rep Center
Part of the Signature Season
By John Logan
Directed by Christopher Owens
Starring David Bridgewater and Maxwell Eddy Directed by Christopher Owens
"RED is the most compelling play in Richmond this year."
"RED is an incredible play of loyalty, passion, and conviction in one’s work."
"Director, Christopher Owens, could not have chosen two better actors... The Acting will win you over from the start."
A Play with a Purpose"
"Eddy plays Ken to perfection, adopting just the right composition of awe, inquisitiveness, kindness, provocation and intellectual honesty to influence the grandiose Rothko. Bridgewater is Rothko, from the minute we enter the theater to the final scene."
Richmond Family Magazine
Winner of 6 Tony Awards including Best Play!
A searing portrait of an artist’s ambition and vulnerability, RED is a moving and compelling account of Mark Rothko, one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century, and his young assistant, Ken. As Rothko struggles with a recent commission by New York’s Four Seasons Restaurant, the two men go head to head on the methods and purpose of art and the dynamic relationship between an artist and his creations. Join us for this electrifying new play that exposes human need and desire like no other. “There is only once thing I fear in life, my friend… One day the black will swallow the red.” Read the Press Release (pdf). Read Mark Rothko's biography and more in the RED playbill.
Strong language. Recommended for ages 16 and older.
Minimal cigarette smoke during the performance.
The Creative Habit's Paige Goodpasture Interviews David Bridgewater and Maxwell Eddy - WRIR 97.3 FM
RED brings artist Mark Rothko’s studio to life - Richmond Times Dispatch
In addition to our season sponsors, Red is also funded by Altria.