Monday, October 30, 2017

Vintage Theatre presents Red

Vintage Theatre presents
by John Logan
Directed by Craig A. Bond

November 24, 2017 – January 7, 2018

Vintage Theatre presents “Red” November 24 through January 7. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays and Monday, November 27 at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m. (no performance on Saturday, December 2) at the Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. No Performance on Sunday, April 16. Tickets are $25 - $30 and available online at or by calling 303-856-7830.

What is art? And who gets to decide anyway?
Master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art; a series of murals for New York’s famed Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two fascinating years that follow, Rothko works feverishly with his young assistant, Ken, in his studio on the Bowery. But when Ken gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his undoing.  Set in the 1950s, and based on a series of real events, “Red” takes a compelling look at the ever-changing relationship between an artist and his creations.  

Director Craig A. Bond has cast Phil Luna as Mark Rothko and Jason Spina as Ken.

Red” won the 2010 Drama League Award for Distinguished Production of a Play and was nominated for a total of seven Tony Awards, winning six  including Best Play.  All in all, it received the most wins out of any other production that season. The play also won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play.
John Logan is well known for films like Gladiator, The Aviator, Star Trek: NemesisTim Burton-directed musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Rango, Skyfall and Alien: Covenant and as the creator of  the television series Penny Dreadful, but Logan was a successful playwright in Chicago years before turning to screenwriting. His first play, Never the Sinner, tells the story of the infamous Leopold and Loeb case. Subsequent plays include Hauptmann, about the Lindbergh baby kidnapping and Riverview, a musical melodrama set at Chicago's famed amusement park. He premiered two new plays in 2013; Peter and Alice and I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers.  In 2014 the musical The Last Ship, inspired by the childhood experiences of Sting, premiered and received two Tony nominations.   I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers, staring Emma Messenger as Sue Mengers, can be seen at Vintage Theatre on December 30 and 31 at 7:30 p.m.

Vintage Theatre presents
A gripping look at artist and art through the lens of a young assistant.
Nov.24 - Jan 7
Fri/Sat at 7:30 p.m.; Sun. at 2:30 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m; No performance on Saturday, December 2
Tickets are $25 - $30
Online at or 303-856-7830.
Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010.
90 minutes, no intermission.

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