THE SPACE BETWEEN THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES it’s Spring 2016 Production of “RED” by John Logan on May 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 2016 at 8 p.m. and May 22, & 29 2016 at 6 p.m. The presentation will be at The DiFiore Center for the Arts located at 307 North Main Street in St. George, UT.
The Space Between Theatre Company continues its’ mission of creating dynamic, non-traditional theatre as they present John Logan’s RED, at the Roene B. DiFiore Center For Arts and Education in downtown Saint George, Utah.
Mark Rothko, master abstract expressionist, has taken on the biggest commission in the history of modern art – to paint a series of murals for the famous Four Seasons Restaurant in New York. Standing in his downtown studio, staring at his work, he asks his newly acquired, assistant, Ken, “What do you see?” Two years unfold as Rothko and Ken continue to work on what will be either his greatest accomplishment or his most profound failure as an artist.
RED investigates the relationships between artists and audiences, fathers and sons, servants and masters, teachers and students, and it asks each of us to look inward and find what pulses and moves within us. RED excavates the soul of an artist as it questions the nature of what art is and what it should be. It begs us to be raw, vulnerable, and kind and it demands that we, “Make something new.”
RED is directed by Kelly Thomas, assisted by Jacob Beecher, and will feature Varlo Davenport and Jesse Nepivoda.
“We’re very excited to be bringing RED to life here in Washington County” said actor Jesse Nepivoda. “It’s a show that wrestles with big questions – what’s important to us? What truly matters? What do we want to leave behind when we’re gone?”
The Space Between Theatre Company also plans to further involve the Washington County community by offering a pre show lecture before the May 20th show on Abstract Expressionism, and the world of Mark Rothko. This lecture will be given by local artist and educator, Rob J. Wilson and will be free to the community. His presentation will begin at 7:30 pm, with an 8:00 pm show to follow. More information can be found on the website.
About the Author: John Logan is the screenwriter of award-winning Hollywood films such as Gladiator, The Aviator, The Last Samurai, Hugo and Skyfall.
“Intense and exciting…a study in artist appreciation, a portrait of an angry and brilliant mind that asks you to feel the shape and texture of thoughts…RED captures the dynamic relationship between an artist and his creations.” —NY Times.
“John Logan sends American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko into battle with his demons in this electrifying play of ideas, and the artist’s howls are pure music…Rothko is one old lion that will keep roaring until he draws his last breath.” —Variety.
Recommendation: High school and above. Adult language.
Running Time: Approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.
$15 (Adults & Non-Students, PRE-SALE)
$18 (Adults & Non-Students, AT THE DOOR)
$12 (Students w/ID, PRE-SALE)
$15 (Students w/ID, AT THE DOOR)
Tickets can be purchased online at TSBTC.org or in person the night of or prior to a performance at the DiFiore Center for the Arts.
Please note that seating is limited due to the small, intimate space being used. Tickets may be sold out prior to a particular showing and we will be unable to accommodate walk up sales if there are no tickets left available.
RED premiered at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre, London on December 3, 2009, Michael Grandage, Artistic Director. Original Broadway Production Produced by Arielle Tepper Madover, Stephanie P. McClelland, Matthew Byam Shaw, Neal Street Productions, Fox Theatricals, Ruth Hendel/Barbara Whitman, Philip Hagemann/Murray Rosenthal and The Donmar Warehouse. Likenesses of the Rothko Seagram Mural Panels used with permission. © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
About The Space Between Theatre Company:
The Space Between is the parent entity, a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational and artistic corporation. The theater company is the first undertaking, as an important means of meeting both artistic and educational goals. TSB’s intention is to create dynamic programs that look beyond traditional theater. Past, present and future projects include plays, staged readings, workshops, chamber theatre, film events, “Interface” events (partnering with other performing arts organizations), and a stage for the work of new playwrights, poets and film scriptwriters. TSB invites members of the community to join us. There is a role for all who would like to participate, in front of the footlights, behind the scenes or as a lively member of the audience.
For more information on The Space Between Theatre Company:
The Space Between Theatre Company in residence at:
The DiFiore Center for the Arts
307 North Main Street
St George UT 84770