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Play Guide - Red

March 15, 2012 by Corey Atkins, Artistic Associate-Engagement in Play Guides

Play Guide - Red Click on the related files link below to view the Play Guide!

The CPH Play Guide lets you go deeper into our work, exploring the people, themes and ideas behind every CPH play. Making the Guide a part of your play-going is a great way to enrich your CPH experience!  

Legendary American artist Mark Rothko—the subject of Red—once said, “I think of my pictures as dramas.” What a perfect subject , then, for a play! (In this case a Tony Award winning play by an Oscar-nominated writer.)

In this Play Guide, get to know the complicated artist at the center of Red; learn about Rothko’s path to Abstract Expressionism—and what he was trying to express; discover what Sweeney Todd has to do with Red; and explore the play’s CPH connection (hint: Phillip Johnson), and why Rothko accepted a huge commission to create art for people he hates.  

Once you’ve enjoyed the Play Guide, come be a part of our free, fun and informal pre-show conversations! They start 45 minutes before EVERY performance.   Enjoy, and we’ll see you in the Allen.

Click on the related files link below to view the Play Guide!

Related File: redplayguide.pdf

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