Aenigma Theatre Presents "RED" by John Logan
What is Art? Is there such a thing as Good Art and Bad Art? Is Art eternal, its creation a mark on the soul of humanity that will stand the test of time? Or is it a temporal glimpse of an era that eventually fades from the world as most things do? How do we reconcile our perceptions of Art, with the fears of mortality and legacy that permeate our consciousness? This July, travel back in time to the late 1950s and enter the world of temperamental, visionary painter Mark Rothko, as he attempts to tackle these very notions. Embark on a transformative journey that will have you examining the nature of art, the tempestuous relationship between the artist and his work, and ultimately, one of the most interesting questions: Is the artwork a product of the artist, or is the artist a product of his work?
"Intense and excitinga study in artist appreciation, a portrait of an angry and brilliant mind that asks you to feel the shape and texture of thoughtsRED captures the dynamic relationship between an artist and his creations." New York Times
RED premiered at the Donmar Warehouse in London in 2009, before transferring to Broadway in 2010. Aenigma Theatre now, however, invites you to leave the comfort of the conventional theatre behind and join us at Little Mountain Gallery in East Vancouver. Immerse yourself in the grittiness of a fully transformed 1950s New York studio, and prepare to be intimately involved in the intense, confrontational interaction between Rothko and his Assistant, up close and personal. Witness the creation of art on multiple levels, and watch as the cerebral debates give way to an emotional, visceral interrogation of the human experience.
This gripping production features a number of up-and-coming Vancouver-based artists. The cast consists of David J. Bodor as the temperamental, genius painter Rothko, and Patrick Dodd as his young, naive, but increasingly assertive (fictionalized) assistant Ken. The production team includes the always-brilliant Sarah Melo creating the Set, Alix Miller designing the Costumes, Chengyan Boon tackling Lights, and Javier Sotres taking on Sound. It is Stage Managed by Erica Leduc and is directed by Tanya Mathivanan.
"John Logan sends American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko into battle with his demons in this electrifying play of ideas, and the artist's howls are pure musicVariety.
Aenigma theatre was founded by Tanya Mathivanan on the belief that, in many ways, people are all enigmas, to each other as well as to themselves. Plagued with fibromyalgia since the age of 15, she has always been interested in the internal complexities of a person and their ultimate impact on the physical being. The goal of Aenigma Theatre is to produce plays that delve into the human psyche in order to turn a microscopic lens onto the individual, in the hopes of providing a better understanding of our fellow people, and ourselves.
Little Mountain Gallery (View)
195 E 26th Ave
Vancouver, BC v5v2g8
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