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"Intense and exciting!" — The New York Times, "Smart, eloquent entertainment" — The New Yorker


By John Logan

2015-2016 Season
Independence Studio on 3 Production History
Tickets: $30 - $35 · Running Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play, Red is a thrilling portrait of Mark Rothko. This brilliant abstract expressionist has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art. He has been chosen to create a series of murals for New York's historic Four Seasons Restaurant. As classical music blasts from his record player, the painter works feverishly with his young assistant, mixing paints and building canvases. His creative process brings us an intense portrait of the artist, exposing his ambition and his vulnerability. Join us in our studio as this working visionary meets his match with the blank canvas. Will Rothko's crowning achievement also be his undoing?

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