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‘RED’ Painting the MTC Stage in November

October 27, 2012 8:00 AM | Entertainment

By David Klassen

Oliver Becker, portraying Mark Rothko, and Jameson Matthew Parker in “Red,” playing November 1-7 at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. (DAVID COOPER PHOTO / HANDOUT)

A new production is opening soon at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre’s Tom Henry Warehouse.

RED is a story set in 1958 about abstract painter Mark Rothko in New York. Already famous for his colour field paintings, Rothko grapples with the largest commission of his career: large-scale murals for the Four Seasons Restaurant in the new Seagram Building.

RED is by playwright John Logan, known for his work as a screenwriter of Gladiator, Hugo and the upcoming James Bond film Skyfall.

The production runs November 1-7. Tickets are $20 at the MTC Box Office by calling (204) 942-6537. A limited number of rush tickets will be available for $19 on the day of performances for those under 30.