RED is coming to Cleveland Play House. Winner of the 2010 Tony Award for Best Play, Red is written by John Logan (Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of Hugo, Gladiator, The Aviator and Sweeney Todd). Director Anders Cato returns to CPH after acclaimed productions of Crime of Punishment and I Am My Own Wife to lead a cast of two exceptional actors, Bob Ari and Randy Harrison.
Red is described as "provocative portrait of Abstract Expressionist, Mark Rothko, as he works feverishly in his studio to complete the most lucrative commission in the history of modern art. When his assistant challenges his ambition, Rothko is faced with the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also be his undoing."
Red, a co-production with George Street Playhouse, will begin in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare on Friday, March 16 and run through Sunday, April 8, 2012. Tickets are available at PlayhouseSquare ticket office by calling 216-241-6000 or online at www.clevelandplayhouse.com. Red is presented with support from Cleveland Clinic, Ulmer & Berne, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and the Ohio Arts Council.
"For a city that knows and loves its visual art, Red is a truly exciting event,” says CPH Artistic Director Michael Bloom. “With Anders Cato leading two tremendous actors, this production will be a memorable show."