Nov 6 - Dec 8, 2013

By John Logan
Directed by Donald Hicken
Baltimore Premiere!

Extended one week!

Running Time: 90 minutes with no intermission

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What the critics are saying:
"An absorbing play about Mark Rothko. Bruce Nelson shines as the abstract painter...this is one of the actor's most assured, multilayered performances." 
— Baltimore Sun

"One of the best plays I've seen anywhere in a long time." 
— Marc Steiner (The Marc Steiner Show)

"Director Donald Hicken has done a brilliant job with two fine actors from Everyman's Resident Company. Red embraces you and engages you...Everyman Theatre continues to producer some of the finest productions anywhere and Red is no exception." 
— MD Theatre Guide

"Berryman and Nelson make the perfect team in this dynamic production...the must-see show of the season!" 
— DC Metro Theatre Arts

"A first-rate production....a dynamic Baltimore premiere!" 

"Dazzling...Mr. Berryman is a lively exclamation point to Mr. Nelson's ellipsis. Highly recommended!
— DC Theatre Scene

Winner of six 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Play, Red sends you crashing into the vivid and visceral mind of an artistic genius - abstract expressionist Mark Rothko. Set against the changing landscape of the early 1960s, the celebrated artist has just landed his biggest commission: a series of massive murals for New York's posh Four Seasons Restaurant. In the midst of his creation, Rothko's young, new assistant questions his artistic integrity, forcing the famed artist to confront the possibility that his crowning achievement could be his ultimate downfall. A searing portrait of an artist's determination and vulnerability, Red is a stirring and captivating story of one of the most celebrated artists in modern times. 

"A stunning new play...the most compelling drama I've seen all year" - Chicago Tribune

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Bruce Randolph Nelson*
Eric Berryman*
John Logan, Author 
Donald Hicken, Director
Daniel Ettinger*, Scenic Design
Nancy Schertler, Lighting Design
David Burdick, Costume Design
Neil McFadden, Sound Design
Jillian Matthews, Props Master
Naomi Greenberg-Slovin, Dramaturg
Amanda M. Hall, Stage Manager

*Featured Resident Company Member
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The Looming Threat of Pop Art
Friday, October 25, 2013

 It was after the end of WWII that a group of artists, mainly from New York, founded the Abstract Expressionist movement. Theirs was a philosophical, psychological, mystical approach that abandoned all representational art. Even the suggestion of figures or recognizable forms no longer filled their artistic need to convey the emotional essence of things. The new style gave them the freedom to express everything from personal feelings to universal, spiritual concerns.  More >

Seeing Red
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

The first four words of Red - "what do you see?" - were Mark Rothko's guiding mantra. As one of the leading avant-garde Abstract Expressionists of the late 1940s, 50s and 60s, he wanted his paintings to envelope the viewer. He wanted to express "basic human emotions - tragedy, ecstasy, doom...the people who weep before my pictures are having the same religious experience I had when I painted them." His goal was to deliver a total, intense emotional experience. More >

In the eye of the beholder
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

"I'm not interested in the relationship of color or form or anything else. I'm interested only in expressing basic human emotions: tragedy, ecstacy, doom, and so on..." - Mark Rothko  More >

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Official photos of RED are here
Thursday, November 07, 2013

Everyman Resident Company Member and Photographer Clinton Brandhagen took some breathtaking shots of the second show of our 2013/14 season, Red. When you click on an image, it will enlarge into a slideshow with captions. More >

The Red Program
Thursday, October 31, 2013

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Everyman receives top honors from City Paper
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
City Paper named Everyman's productions of Red and The Glass Menagerie as the number one and number three productions in 2013. More >

Baltimore Sun names "August" and "Red" as 2013 standouts
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
The Baltimore Sun's Theatre Critic Tim Smith named Everyman Theatre's productions of August: Osage County and Red as two of his "standouts" in Baltimore theatre for 2013.   More >

Listen to Overthrowing the Masters
Thursday, December 19, 2013

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"Bruce Nelson shines as abstract painter"
Monday, November 18, 2013
"Bruce Nelson shines as the abstract painter...this is one of the actor's most assured, multilayered performances, in movement, gesture and articulation. More >

"Brilliant...Red embraces and engages you"
Monday, November 18, 2013
"Director Donald Hicken has done a brilliant job with two fine actors from Everyman's Resident Company...the veteran actor Bruce Randolph Nelson is deservedly considered one of the finest actors in the Baltimore/DC area and Eric Berryman is clearly a rising star in the theatre world. More >

"Red is the must-see show of the autumn season"
Monday, November 11, 2013
"A poignant examination of human life through the lens of art, this stellar production is evocative and moving...Nelson and Berryman do an exceptional job...there are moments of silence shared between the pair that speak volumes just as loudly as their shouting matches, the mark of a sensational performance...Nelson illuminates the character of Rothko from within, radiating his own effulgence into the character in such a way that he is reinvented. More >

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