PHILLIPS PAYS TRIBUTE TO MARK ROTHKO WITH STAGED READING OF SCENES FROM JOHN LOGAN’S PLAY RED, COMING TO ARENA STAGE
Thurs., Dec. 8, 6 p.m.
@ The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street, NW
Metro: Dupont Circle (Q Street)
COST: By donation
In the Tony Award®-winning play Red, abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko works on a set of murals, grappling with form, history, loss, and the meaning of the color red. Edward Gero, as Rothko, performs excerpts from Arena Stage’s upcoming production directed by Robert Falls. A conversation with Arena Stage Associate Artistic Director David Dower and Phillips Curator at Large and author of The Essential Mark Rothko Klaus Ottmann follows.
The Phillips Collection’s Rothko Room features four paintings by Mark Rothko in a small, chapel-like gallery. Museum founder Duncan Phillips created it with Rothko in 1960, reflecting the artist’s preference for exhibiting his art "in a scale of normal living."
Red comes to Arena Stage Jan. 20–March 4, 2012. Information and tickets: www.arenastage.org