Red at GableStage through December 4

Location Info


GableStage at the Biltmore

1200 Anastasia Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Category: Performing Arts Venues

Region: Coral Gables/South Miami


By John Logan. Through December 4 at GableStage at the Biltmore, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables; 305-445-1119; Tickets cost $42.50 ($15 for students).

Carried by Gregg Weiner's grounded yet forceful performance, Red is a semibiographical drama based on the life of Mark Rothko, the Russian-born American painter whose expressionist works rival those of Jackson Pollock on the abstract-genius scale. At its core, the play is a series of snapshots of the artist's mind — visceral moments during which he both admonishes his young assistant Ken while feigning indifference and bitches about everything that's wrong with world culture. Held together by an absorbing classical soundtrack, set designer Lyle Baskin's stripped-down lighting, and the talent of the two actors who adeptly deliver playwright Robert Logan's intellectually rich prose, Red is solidly directed by the always-awesome Joseph Adler.

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