Scott Wentworth and Jay Sullivan Paint Houston Red, Beginning March 2

News   Scott Wentworth and Jay Sullivan Paint Houston Red, Beginning March 2 Alley Theatre's production of John Logan's popular two-character play Red, directed by Jackson Gay, featuring Tony Award nominee Scott Wentworth as painter Mark Rothko and Jay Sullivan as his young assistant Ken, starts its run March 2 at the Alley's Hubbard Stage in Houston.

Scott Wentworth
Scott Wentworth

The play about the abstract-expressionist painter Rothko at a turning point won the 2010 Tony Award as Best Play. It's now one of the most-produced plays in regional theatre. Opening night is March 7. Performances continue to March 25.

Alley bills the play as "a searing portrait of an artist's ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting."

Playwright Logan was Academy Award-nominated for his screenplay of "Hugo." Read Playbill.com's recent interview with the writer

Red features scenic design by Takeshi Kata and costume design by Jessica Ford. Lighting design is by Paul Whitaker and sound design is by Matt Tierney.

Wentworth appeared on Broadway in Lost in Yonkers, Anna Karenina, Getting Married and Welcome to the Club. He was nominated for a Featured Actor Tony Award for the latter. He has performed across the United States and Canada, and was a leading member of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's acting company for 17 seasons. Wentworth has also written the book for two musicals: Gunmetal Blues and Enter the Guardsman, with music and lyrics by Craig Bohmler and Marion Adler. His adaptation of The Man in the Iron Mask will be produced at Shakespeare Santa Cruz this summer.

Sullivan returns to the Alley Theatre having previously appeared in Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up as Peter, Our Town as George Gibbs and Eurydice as Orpheus. He recently made his Broadway debut in Jerusalem as Lee.

For tickets and information, visit www.alleytheatre.org.

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