Press release from HART Theatre:
Coming next to the Feichter Studio at HART, the drama “Red” about painter Mark Rothko with performances March 1 & 2 at 7:30 and Sunday March 3 at 2pm. Patrons can also make reservations for opening night to dine on the stage before the show. HART’s chef, Christy Bishop is serving up soups and panini on the HART Main Stage.
The play concerns Rothko in his New York studio in 1958/59, having been commissioned to paint a group of murals for the expensive and exclusive Four Seasons Restaurant. He gives orders to his assistant, Ken, as he mixes the paints, makes the frames, and paints the canvases. Ken, however, brashly questions Rothko’s theories of art and his acceding to work on such a commercial project. The resulting decision by Rothko became one of the art worlds major events of the time.
HART’s production is directed by Jeff Messer and features Dakota Mann and MarcCameron. The play does contain adult language
Though seating for the Studio is general admission reservations are strongly recommended as productions regularly sell out. There is also no late seating as the intimate nature of the Studio makes it impossible to seat latecomers without disrupting the performance. To make reservation for the show and café call the HART Box Office at 828 456 6322 or go online to www.harttheatre.org. HART is located at 250 Pigeon St. in Waynesville.