RED by John Logan | Nashville Rep's 2013-2014 Season
"There is only one thing I fear in life, my friend... One day the black will swallow the red."
Nashville Repertory Theatre's third production of the 2013-2014 season is John Logan's Red. John Logan's Red is the first play from our REPaloud series to make it to our main stage.
Winner of the 2010 Tony Award for Best Play, Red paints the vivid picture of master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko who 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.
Raw and provocative, Red is a searing portrait of an artist’s ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting.
Chip Arnold will play the role of Mark Rothko. Here is what Chip had to say about the role, "For an actor, having the opportunity to play an artist—an artist recognized as one of America’s great artists of the 20th century—is a privilege and a challenge. When I was asked to do it, I immediately said 'Yes.' Being an artist myself as an actor, I want to take roles that are beyond who I am personally, beyond my own personality. And taking the role of Rothko—a great painter, one who was known for his huge personality as well as his great artistic talent, I want to be able to crawl into the skin of that character.”
Nashville Rep's production of John Logan's Red will run from February 15 - March 1, 2014, with Previews February 13-14. Learn more about Nashville Rep's 2013-2014 season at http://nashvillerep.org/2013-2014-season. Please follow us on Facebook for the latest news on our 2013-2014 season and more.