n 1958 abstract painter Mark Rothko was engaged to paint murals for the Seagram Building in New York, the most lucrative commission ever. Working with a young apprentice and threatened by a new generation of painters, Rothko must create a series of masterpieces. Red dives deeply into this incredible period when the fierce, uncompromising Rothko, at the height of his power, clashes with fame and commercialism.
Playwright John Logan wrote the screenplays for Hollywood blockbusters Gladiator, The Aviator, Hugo and the new James Bond movie, Skyfall
Belfry Theatre Victoria, BC belfry.bc.ca
September 11 - October 14, 2012
Video preview by John Carswell, shine-ola.com