Robert Fallsâ€™ production hailed an â€œemotionally fieryâ€ (Chicago Sun-Times) and â€œsuperbly Taut and compellingâ€ drama (Chicago Tribune)
Chicago, IL â€“ By popular demand, Goodman Theatre extends the Chicago premiere of Red by John Logan for one additional week: the production now closes Sunday, October 30. Directed by Artistic Director Robert Falls, Red stars Washington, D.C.-based actor Edward Gero as Mark Rothko, and Chicagoâ€™s own Patrick Andrews as Rothkoâ€™s assistant Ken. Tickets are $25 â€“ $89 (prices are subject to change).
Performances of Red in the extension week include:
Wednesday, October 26 at 7:30pm
Thursday, October 27 at 7:30pm
Friday, October 28 at 8pm
Saturday, October 29 at 2pm and 8pm
Sunday, October 30 at 2pm (closing)
â€œThere is only one thing in life I fear, my friendâ€¦one day the black will swallow the redâ€ (Mark Rothko). Red is a snapshot of the enigmatic and conflicted painter (portrayed by Edward Gero) and his personal and generational struggles at a seminal moment in his career: his 1958 commission to create a series of murals for New Yorkâ€™s upscale Four Seasons restaurant in the Seagram Building. While Rothko was exhilarated by the free reign given by his commissioners, he faced a number of challengesâ€”including a prospective audience that he had professed to scorn. This emotionally and creatively charged event is the basis for Red, in which Logan pairs Rothko with Ken (Patrick Andrews), a fictitious young assistant and aspiring artist who must choose between appeasing his mentor and changing the course of art history.
ComEd is the Official Lighting Sponsor of Red, Katten Muchin Rosenman is the Major Corporate Sponsor, Abbott Fund and BNY Mellon Wealth Management are Corporate Sponsor Partners.
Red is produced in association with Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, where it will transfer following the Chicago engagement (performances begin in January 2012).