Next Occurrence:

  • February 25, 2012 – 2:30 pm

REPaloud: Red by John Logan

In collaboration with the Tennessee Repertory Theatre
Location: Frist Art Museum Auditorium

  • Actor Chip Arnold discusses his role as Rothko in the play Red.

To make reservations call 615.244.4878 or e-mail represervations@gmail.com, including the number in your party and date your party will be attending in the body of the e-mail. 

Tennessee Repertory Theatre’s REPaloud (“Reading Excellent Plays” aloud) series features contemporary, award-winning dramas in a staged reading format. 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. This program has been developed in conjunction with To See as Artists See: American Art from The Phillips Collection, which includes a painting by Rothko.

This project has been made possible with the collaboration of the Tennessee Repertory Theatre. Since 1985, Tennessee Repertory Theatre has been a critically acclaimed regional theatre, creating the highest quality professional productions and serving as a prime cultural, educational, and economic resource within Nashville and Middle Tennessee. The organization produces work that is designed, built, and rehearsed in Nashville by highly skilled actors, designers, directors, and technicians. 

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