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Red
BY JOHN  LOGAN
 
Quote:
 

“There is only one thing I fear in life, my friend… One day the black will swallow the red.”

 

Synopsis:
 

Mark Rothko is in his New York studio in 1958-9, having been commissioned to paint a group of murals for the expensive and exclusive Four Seasons restaurant. He gives orders to his assistant, Ken, as he mixes the paints, makes the frames, and paints the canvases. Ken, however, brashly questions Rothko’s theories of art and his acceding to work on such a commercial project. For his part, Rothko dislikes the rise of Pop art.

Ultimately, Rothko stops working on the project and decides to return the money. He explains to Ken that the Four Seasons is an inappropriate place for his murals to be seen.

 

Venues:
 

Creekside Theatre, Lake Country

Bumbershoot Theatre, Kelowna

Black Box Theatre, Kelowna

The Hub Arts Collective, Vernon

Shuswap Theatre, Salmon Arm

Powerhouse Theatre, Vernon

Sagebrush Theatre, Kamloops

 

Awards:
 

2014 Theatre BC Mainstage Festival:

Best Production: Red, Fred Skeleton Theatre Company

Best Director: Rob Mason-Brown

Best Actor: Chris Froese

Best Supporting Actor: Jacob Holloway

Best Lighting: Vanessa Lomas

 

2014 Theatre BC Okanagan Zone Theatre Festival:

Best Production: Red, Fred Skeleton Theatre Company

Best Director: Rob Mason-Brown

Best Actor: Chris Froese

Best Supporting Actor: Jacob Holloway

Best Set Decor: Shannon Mason-Brown and Bill Haidei

Best Backstage: Fred Skeleton Theatre Company