RED is about the abstract expressionist painter, Mark Rothko, who was a contemporary of Jackson Pollack and Williem de Kooning. The play explores the question, ‘What is art?’ and is a moving and compelling story that centres around a time, in 1958, when Rothko (played by David Geene) and his young assistant (Uxbridge SS student, Danny Wright), take on his greatest challenge yet, to create a series of spectacular murals for The Four Seasons restaurant in the Manhattan’s iconic Seagram Building. This exciting play has been a hit on Broadway, the London stage and has won countless accolades including 6 Tony Awards.
Red is providing an opportunity for members of the Uxbridge SS Art Club to give back to their community. Several students are creating six Rothko inspired paintings that will be displayed in the Music Hall and sold through a silent auction during the run of the play. All proceeds from the sale of the paintings will be given to the Uxbridge Youth Centre to purchase art supplies.
Performances take place in the beautiful Uxbridge Music Hall and showtimes are:
Thursday November 28th at 8:00 pm
Friday November 29th at 8:00 pm
Saturday November 30th at 8:00 pm
Thursday December 5th at 8:00 pm
Friday December 6th at 8:00 pm (ACT-CO Public Adjudication following performance)
Saturday December 7th at 3:00 pm
Saturday December 7th at 8:00 pm
Tickets can be purchased online or in person at the Little Acorn, 77 Brock St. W. in Uxbridge.