Red: A Portrait of an Artist at Cincinnati Playhouse
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The last date listed for Red was Sunday November 6, 2011 / 7:00pm.
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Featured review from Elizabeth S.
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Red was a fantastic experience. This was my first trip to Playhouse in the Park, and the space was great. The theatre itself felt intimate, though I'm sure there were several hundred seats - it didn't seem there was a bad seat in the house. The box office staff allowed us to select our seats, and we chose seats in the third row, on the side - our seats were perfect. The play itself was fantastic. The performance drew me in, and kept me engaged for the entire 90-minute show. The character who played Mark Rothko was exceptionally notable - he was intense, self-focused (yet ironically unable to step out of his narcissistic world), and sometimes funny (both when the character meant to be and when he didn't). The other character (Ken), was great to watch - he served as Rothko's personal canvas, with his impressionable, eager, but internally dark and conflicted nature. The end of the play was very fitting; and the whole show was simultaneously entertaining, ironic, and interesting enough to talk about for hours afterward.
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I loved the intense dialogue betwen Rothko and his assistant...it gave me a better undersatdning of how he might have really thought and felt about his work, his peers and predecessors...and those who paved new roads after him. It was fascinating,...continued
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