Brian Dykstra and Matthew Carlson Will See Red in St. Louis

News   Brian Dykstra and Matthew Carlson Will See Red in St. Louis
Actor-playwright Brian Dykstra will star as expressionist painter Mark Rothko in the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis production of John Logan's Tony Award-winning drama Red.

Rep artistic director Steven Woolf will stage the tense, two-man drama that will launch the season Sept. 7-Oct. 2 on the Browning main stage.

Dykstra (Rounding Third, First Prize, The Jesus Factor) will be joined by Matthew Carlson (The Miracle Worker, Picnic), who will play his protégé, Ken.

Red will have set design by Michael Ganio, costume design by Dorothy Marshall Englis, lighting design by Phil Monat and sound design by Rusty Wandall.

According to the Rep, "Red introduces us to Rothko at a time when his career has skyrocketed, having been offered a once-in-a lifetime commission at New York’s new modernist masterpiece, the Seagram Building. Tasked with filling the building’s Four Seasons restaurant with murals, Rothko embarks on a huge undertaking with the assistance of a new apprentice, Ken. As he nears the completion of the murals, the questions of his young assistant force Rothko to examine both his motives for creation and his place in the pantheon of great artists."

Red premiered at the Donmar Warehouse in 2009. It later transferred to Broadway in 2010, garnering the Tony Award for Best Play. Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne originated the roles of Rothko and Ken, respectively, earning Tony Award nominations for their work. Redmayne took the Best Featured Actor Tony Award. For season tickets phone (314) 968-4925 or visit The Rep's online box office at RepStl.

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