John Logan‘s critically acclaimed play RED, a searing portrait of the 20th century’s most influential abstract expressionist painter, Mark Rothko, opens at the Ojai Art Center Theater for a four-weekend run on Friday, March 17. The production stars Brian Robert Harris as Rothko, and Remy Muloway as his assistant, Ken. The play is co-directed by Aileen-Marie Scott and David Henderson.
RED is an intense two-man drama played over two years as Rothko works feverishly to complete the largest commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for the Four Seasons Restaurant in New York.
Ojai artists Pamela Grau and Gayel Childress created two of the “not really Rothko” paintings used in the show. Ventura artists Otis Bradley and Julie Merrell created two more.