19:00, Tue 18th – Sat 22nd June 2013 at Corpus Playroom
Easter May Week
‘There is only one thing I fear in life, my friend… One day the black will swallow the red’.
New York, 1958. Mark Rothko is painting his largest scale work to date, anxious about a rising new generation of artists and the claim that he has ‘sold out’. Ken is an aspiring young artist and Rothko’s new assistant. In a conversation taking place over the course of several years, the two men begin to learn that there is more at stake than just Art.
See the Playroom transformed into an artists’ studio, and inside the psyche of one of the twentieth century’s most controversial painters. Winner of six Tony Awards on its 2010 debut, including ‘Best New Play’ and ‘Best Featured Actor’ for Eddie Redmayne as Ken, John Logan’s unique meditation on art and death (and everything in between) is already set to become a contemporary classic.