CREATIVE FORCE + THE NORTHUMBERLAND PLAYERS PRESENT
RED

January 4 - 12

RED premiered at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre, London onDecember 3, 2009, Michael Grandage, Artistic Director

Original Broadway Production produced by Arielle Tepper Madover, Stephanie P. McClellan, MatthewByam Shaw, Neal Street Productions, Fox Theatricals, Ruth Hendel/Barbara Whitman and Philip Hagemann/Murray Rosenthal


John Logan’s taut, visceral two-hander, Red, features artist Mark Rothko at the height of his career. Viewed through the lens of
his youthful new assistant, Ken, we witness Rothko at the pinnacle of his creativity, but struggling through the creation of a series of large paintings, commissioned as a series intended to feature in New York’s brand-new Four Seasons Restaurant. As Ken and Rothko paint, they challenge each other to ask big questions about art: what it takes to create it and what its role should be in the world. Set in the 1950s, and based on a series of real events, Red takes a compelling look at the ever-changing relationship between an artist and his creations.

TIM RUSSELL as Mark Rothko
Tim has been actively involved in local theatre for over thirty years as an actor and director. Selected credits include God of Carnage, Glengarry Glen Ross, Twelve Angry Men, Proof, I Never Sang For My Father, The Melville Boys (Northumberland Players), The Woolgatherer and A Christmas Carol (Capitol Theatre). He participated most recently as part of In Continuum a radio play, as well as designing, building and lighting the set for Mary's Wedding (NP). Professionally, Tim acted in commercials, short films and television in Canada before becoming Technical Director for The Capitol Theatre in Port Hope, where he worked for fourteen years before retiring.

ERASTUS BURLEY as Ken
Erastus has participated in the world of theatre for over 25 years. He is a graduate of the O’Neill Performing Arts Program, where he majored in drama. He often fills the role of Director or Scenic Designer. Credits include The Rocky Horror Show, One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest (Hourglass), Little Shop of Horrors (Top of the Square), August: Osage County, Next to Normal (WCT), Anne of Green Gables (Stagedoor). Erastus is an award winning designer and served as a director and teacher at the famed, Stagedoor Manor in New York. He is the owner of Table + Loft (tableandloft.ca), a restaurant & event venue located inside a historical property in downtown Port Hope, ON.

TICKETS: $26 + service fee | Group rates available for 10 or more at the Box Office

Firehall Theatre, Cobourg. Call 905 372-2210 or 1-855-372-2210 for tickets.

Red is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Likeness of the Rothko Seagram Mural Panels used with permission. Music rights provided by SOCAN.


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