Triad Stage


February 11 - 23, 2014


Feb 9
Feb 10
Tue, Feb 117:30pm
Wed, Feb 127:30pm
Thu, Feb 137:30pm
Fri, Feb 148:00pm
Sat, Feb 158:00pm
Sun, Feb 162:00pm
Feb 17
Tue, Feb 187:30pm
Wed, Feb 197:30pm
Thu, Feb 207:30pm
Fri, Feb 218:00pm
Sat, Feb 228:00pm
Sun, Feb 232:00pm
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A Compelling Portrait
by John Logan

1958, New York City. Famed artist Mark Rothko has just been offered a small fortune to paint a series of murals for the legendary Four Seasons restaurant. As he begins the work, his new assistant, Ken, arrives. As they question, fight, challenge and provoke each other, their time together will change their lives and their art forever. Winner of the 2010 Tony Award for Best New Play, Red is an extraordinary and thrilling story of genius, friendship and creativity. 

Presented with support from Arbor Acres. 

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Creative Team

Jeffery West
Scenic and Costume Designer
Junghyun Georgia Lee
Lighting Designer
Xavier Pierce
Sound Designer
William M. Rutherford
Casting Director
Cindi Rush
Bryan Conger
Stage Manager
Melissa A. Nathan

Photos Red

Videos Red

News & Reviews Red


Review -- Rothko's Eternal Argument -- RED at the Hanesbrands Theater
Camel City Dispatch
February 15, 2014

 What director West and his team have brought to us with RED is fine craft and intellectually complex. What we take away as an audience is up to us… and that is exactly how Mark Rothko would want it to be. Who needs certainty and rote explanation? That would be boring. Life is about mystery, life is about fear, life is about beauty, and in the end life is exactly what we struggle to make of it.

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THROUGH 2/23: Triad Stage's RED Paints a Vibrant Portrait of Artist Mark Rothko
Classical Voice of North Carolina
February 15, 2014

Both actors personified the foremost doctrine of Mark Rothko’s use of contrasting shapes and colors. What he conveyed through abstract expressionism, this production did with theatre. There was the new slowly dethroning the old, and Light being chased out by Darkness.

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RED explores philosophy and questions meaning of art
Winston-Salem Journal / Relish Now
February 9, 2014

 John Logan's RED, which will open in previews Tuesday at Hanesbrands Theatre, explores Rothko's emphatic philosophies, conflicts and questions about the meaning of art and life through conversations with his assistant, Ken. 

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Press Releases:

A Compelling Portrait of the Artist Mark Rothko Takes the Stage at Hanesbrands Theatre
January 28, 2014

Triad Stage’s inaugural season in Winston-Salem continues with RED, John Logan’s compelling portrait of artist Mark Rothko at the Hanesbrands Theatre in downtown Winston-Salem, directed by Jeffery West.

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