|Date added:||09 Sep 2019|
Season Opening 2019-2020, premiere
Starring: Dennis Kozeluh and David Rodríguez-Yanez
Tickets, tel.: 01/5131444 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
On-line: www.drachengasse.at/karten.asp or www.viennatheatreproject.com
Box office opens 3rd September
Premiere: 23rd September, 8pm
Shows: 24th September - 5th October 2019, 8pm
6 Tony awards including Best Play,
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Play
John Logan's taut, visceral, humorous two-hander 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. Rothko is struggling through the creation of a series of large paintings intended to feature 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) and life. We look at how society changes, at ego, and at fashion. Set in the 1950s and based on a series of real events, this beautiful play takes a compelling look at the ever-changing relationship between an artist and his creations as reflected in changes in society. Let yourself become immersed and part of the paintings, revel in the beauty of the language Rothko wanted to express in this captivating play.
Guardian: “More than the ideas about the value of art, at the core of this production is a generational tussle, movingly portrayed….invigorating 90 minutes.”
Associated Press: “… the tantalizing first words of Red, John Logan's engrossing, often enthralling new play about art, an artist and the act of creation."