Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Staged Reading Series: Red on Sept. 11

The first show of the 2012-2013 Staged Reading Series at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is Red by John Logan.

Craig Martin directs the cast, which includes Larry Sommers and Evan Malone.

Master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for New York’s famed Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two fascinating years that follow, Rothko works feverishly with his young assistant, Ken, in his studio on the Bowery. But when Ken gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his undoing. Raw and provocative, Red is a searing portrait of an artist's ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting.

The staged reading of Red will be Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Monon Depot Theatre at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. There will be a question-and-answer session between the audience, director and cast immediately following the reading.

Audience members are encouraged to pay what they can for admission.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

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