Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Heartland Announces RED Cast

Director Christopher Connelly has announced his creative team for Heartland Theatre's upcoming production of Red, the play by John Logan about artist Mark Rothko and his struggle to stay true to his artistic vision in the face of a huge commission. Art, commerce, life, death... Rothko's vision of Red is ultimately about staying alive.

For Heartland, Dean Brown, who did such excellent work in Proof and Bus Stop at Heartland, will play Rothko, while Rian Wilson, most recently seen in a riveting performance as Buddy in The Diviners, will play Ken, the artist's assistant who challenges him.

Also working on the play are Rachel Krein (stage manager), Kenneth Johnson (scenic designer), Anita McDaniel (lighting designer) and Noga Ashkenazi (assistant director.)

Logan's play won six Tony Awards for the Broadway production that starred Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne as Rothko and his assistant. The play itself, director Michael Grandage and Redmayne all won in their categories. That version of the play was originally produced at London's Donmar Warehouse, where Grandage was the artistic director.

Red is scheduled to open at Heartland Theatre on November 1, with performances through November 18th. For more information, you can read about the play here and see reservation information here.

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