From 11AM-1PM, Chicagoans can â€œGet caught red-handed, paintingâ€ at the Goodman
Chicago, IL â€“ Mayor Rahm Emanuel proclaims Tuesday, September 27 â€œPaint the Town Red Dayâ€ in the City of Chicago â€œin honor of Chicago artists, the start of the theater season and the six-time Tony Award-winning play Red at Goodman Theatre, and urge(s) all Chicagoans to wear the color red as they celebrate the diverse theatrical and artistic community in Chicago.â€
From 11am â€“ 1pm, get caught RED-handed, painting. Chicagoans are invited to stop by the Goodman and join Playwright John Logan and the cast of Red in placing their handprintâ€”in red, of courseâ€”and autograph on an 8â€™x9â€™ canvas that will be displayed during the run of the play.
Chicagoans can also participate in â€œPaint the Town RED Dayâ€ by Tweeting a photo of themselves wearing red using #PaintChiRED, or tag Goodman Theatre in his/her photo on Facebook, and be entered-to-win prizesâ€”including a $200 gift certificate to Petterinoâ€™s and pair of complimentary tickets to Red.
In addition, the Goodmanâ€™s Preferred Restaurant Partners join the fun with these RED-hot specials:
Present a RED ticket stub at Petterinoâ€™s from September 27 – October 9 and receive a complimentary mini RED velvet cupcake with lunch or dinner purchase (150 N. Dearborn, 312.422.0150). Sip Catch Thirty Fiveâ€™s â€œRuby REDâ€ martiniâ€”and get a free dessert with two entrÃ©e purchases (35 W. Wacker, 312.346.3500). Check out Trattoria No.10â€™s RED, red wine promotion; present a RED ticket stub and get discounted glasses and bottles of selected red wines (10 N. Dearborn, 312.984.1718).
Goodman Theatreâ€™s 2011/2012 Season comes to life with Red, John Loganâ€™s â€œsizzling, intellectually thrillingâ€ (Chicago Tribune) journey into the mind of Abstract Expressionist Mark Rothko. Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls helms this Chicago premiere and first major original American production of Red, featuring Edward Gero as Rothko and Chicagoâ€™s own Patrick Andrews as Ken, his young assistant. Loganâ€™s six-time Tony Award-winning play has quickly become among the most acclaimed dramas of the past decade, critically hailed in London and on Broadway as an â€œelectrifying play of ideasâ€ (Variety) and an â€œengrossing, often enthralling new play about art, an artist and the act of creationâ€ (Associated Press). Red runs through October 23, 2011, in the Goodmanâ€™s Albert Theatre; tickets are $25 â€“ $84 (prices are subject to change). ComEd is the Official Lighting Sponsor, 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.
Ferrara Pan Candy Co. is the Red HotsÂ® sponsor of â€œPaint the Town RED