What do you see?

by John Logan

Poster of Red

What do you see? Mark Rothko asks his new apprentice Ken of one of his paintings at the beginning of Red by John Logan. “Let it wrap its arms around you; let it embrace you, filling even your peripheral vision so nothing else exists or has ever existed or ever will exist.”The same can be said of Red itself. An intense, expansive play, it follows the artist Mark Rothko and his apprentice as they work to complete Rothko’s famous Seagram Mural paintings. Through a series of scenes in Rothko’s studio, Red explores the shifting power dynamics between an aging artist who was once seen as revolutionary and his young student, as well as the question of what it means to create lasting, meaningful works of art.

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Performance Dates & Times

April 9, 2015 - 8:00pm

April 10, 2015 - 8:00pm

April 11, 2015 - 2:00pm

April 11, 2015 - 8:00pm


Davenport-Pierson Auditorium

Venue Accessibility: 
Lobby is accessible via building entrance by the north Elm Street gate. Upper seating level is accesible via lobby entrance. Lower seating and stage level is accesible via elevator in lobby.


Mark Rothko

Production Team

Costume Designer
Graphic Designer
Lighting Designer
Makeup Artist
Head Electrician
Paint Charge
Props Supervisor
Set Designer
Sound Designer
Stage Manager