Saturday, November 25, 2017

Vintage Theatre presents 
by Josh Logan
Directed by Craig A. Bond

  John Logan’s “RED” won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2010. Eddy Redmayne received the one for Best Performance by a Featured Actor.
     Logan’s play is set in abstract expressionist Mark Rothko’s New York studio in 1958. Rothko, who has just received a commission to do a frieze of abstract paintings for the exclusive Four Seasons restaurant, is confronted by his assistant, Ken, regarding the artistic integrity of making such a choice.
     Craig A. Bond directs the production with the eye of a poet and a profound reverence for the material. His casting is superb and his pacing makes us feel the vibrant pulse of the creative process. At one point in the play director Bond has Rothko sit in the audience with us…allowing us as audience to identify with his character more fully.
     L-R: Jason Spina and Phil Luna

Phil Luna’s portrayal of Rothko is powerful and revelatory. His monologue relating the great artist’s experience at The Four Seasons restaurant is heartbreaking.
     J.W. Spina’s performance as Ken provides us with a brilliant counterpoint that’s nuanced and poignant.
     Thanks to the artistry of sound designer Carlos Flores, exquisite music bridges the scenes.
      In the intimacy of the Bond-Trimble Theatre, Cheryl Brodzinsky’s realistic scenic design makes us feel as though we are that proverbial fly on the wall in Rothko’s world.
     The remarkable abstract creations on the side and back walls of the theatre are inspired by Rothko and done by the students at The Waldorf School in Denver.

Vintage Theatre presents
A gripping look at artist and art through the lens of a young assistant.
Nov.24 - Jan 7
Fri/Sat at 7:30 p.m.; Sun. at 2:30 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m; No performance on Saturday, December 2
Tickets are $25 - $30 
Online at or 303-856-7830. 
Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010.
90 minutes, no intermission.Marlowe's Musings

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