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Weathervane Playhouse guests can see theatrical 'Red'

Published: October 18, 2016 12:00 AM

Weathervane Playhouse presents "Red," the 2010 Tony Award-winner for Best Play, which explores the relationship of an artist to his work.

Mark Rothko was given a huge commission to create several large modern art murals for The Four Season's restaurant in New York. The audience journeys with him and his young assistant as he grapples with the pressure of creating the definitive work of his career and struggles with the ideals of art versus commercialism.

"The first line of the play is 'What do you see?' What follows is an intense exploration about the nature of art - through conversation and by creating art within the play itself, "said Melanie Pepe director for this production and Artistic Director for Weathervane. "What is art? How do you define it? What is it's purpose. What do YOU see?"

"Red" was chosen as a part of Weathervane's season along with its partnership with the Akron Art Museum's Inside|Out art project. Inside|Out is a community-activated art project that brings high quality art reproductions from the Akron Art Museum's collection into your neighborhood. Weathervane is currently displaying Girl in White by William Merritt Chase.

Due to adult language and themes, "Red" is not suitable for children.

"Red" runs from Oct. 27 to Nov. 12. Tickets can be purchased at weathervaneplayhouse.com or by calling the box office at 330-836-2626.

Red is presented in Weathervane Playhouse's John L. Dietz Theater, the intimate 48-seat "second stage." All seats are sold on a general admission basis ("first-come, first-seated"). Typically, seating for each performance begins 30 minutes before curtain. Ticketholders are encouraged to arrive no later than 10 minutes before the performance. Latecomers will not be seated until an appropriate break in the play's action. "Red" is performed without intermission.

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