Artists' Ensemble presents 'Red' at RAM

From March 31, 2017 7:30 pm until March 31, 2017 9:30 pm
Posted by Sarah Bursley McNamara
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ARTISTS’ ENSEMBLE PRESENTS ‘RED’ AT RAM
FRI, MAR 31
, 7:30 PM, $30 EACH
RAM, 711 N MAIN ST, ROCKFORD
Directed by Artists’ Ensemble Theater Artistic Director Richard Raether, AE members Stephen F. Vrtol III and David A. Gingerich perform a memorable one-night-only stage reading of Tony Award-winning Red by John Logan.


"Logan's taut, visceral two-hander, Red, features artist Mark Rothko at the height of his career. Viewed through the lens of his youthful new assistant, Ken, we witness Rothko at the pinnacle of his creativity, but struggling through the creation of a series of large paintings, commissioned to be featured in New York’s brand-new Four Seasons Restaurant. As Ken and Rothko paint, they challenge each other to ask big questions about art: what it takes to create it and what its role should be in the world. 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."*  

Join us for an introduction by Rockford Art Museum Curator Carrie Johnson on the work of painter Mark Rothko, as well as a brief audience Q&A and informal reception immediately following.

* excerpted from stageagents.com

FOR TICKETS OR MORE INFO
CALL AE THEATER BOX OFFICE, (815) 394-5004 
OR PURCHASE ONLINE AT ARTISTSENSEMBLE.ORG