JANUARY 31 - FEBRUARY 17, 2013
Cast & Crew
by John Logan
directed by Joseph Discher
Mark Rothko is an egomaniac and a bully; he’s also brilliant, heroic, and convinced he will change the world. Here’s the great artist in his studio, aided and challenged by a new young assistant, taking us straight into the molten heart of creation.
“Pretty.' 'Beautiful.' 'Nice.' 'Fine.' That's our life now! Everything's 'fine'. We put on the funny nose and glasses and slip on the banana peel and the TV makes everything happy and everyone's laughing all the time, it's all so goddamn funny, it's our constitutional right to be amused all the time, isn't it? We're a smirking nation, living under the tyranny of 'fine.' ...HOW ARE YOU?!... HOW WAS YOUR DAY?!... HOW ARE YOU FEELING? Conflicted. Nuanced. Troubled. Diseased. Doomed. I am not fine. We are not fine. We are anything but fine.
This production is generously sponsored by the Bob Johnson Memorial Fund.
SHOW DATES & TIMES | January 31 - February 17, 2013
Wednesdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday matinees at 2:00 p.m
Sundays at 4:00 p.m.
This show is 90 minutes long with no intermission.
TICKETS | Reservations are strongly advised
Children under 16: $15
UCCS Students: FREE
Groups of 10 or more: $25
No children under 5 years old
Teenagers would enjoy the production, but we would not recommend bringing children under 12.
LOCATION | Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater
3955 Regent Circle
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Click HERE for directions. THEATREWORKS is located on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Campus in University Hall (near the intersection of Union and Austin Bluffs).
OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION
Thursday, January 31
Free food for all after the show!
FIRST FRIDAY TALKBACK
Friday, February 1
The director and actors will come back out on stage after the performance to talk about the production and answer YOUR questions!
FIRST SATURDAY GALA
Saturday, February 2
Free drinks and snacks for EVERYONE to celebrate opening weekend!
After opening weekend, the actors will come out on stage after the performance for FREE talkbacks with the audience led by various artists and special guests from the Pikes Peak Region.
Modern Art Round Table
Sunday, February 3 at 2:30 pm | Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater
Head of art history at UCCS, Elissa Authur is gathering some of her best friends in the Colorado art world to join us for a discussion on abstract expressionism.
2 - 2
Rothko . . . . . Joel Leffert
Ken . . . . . Jordan Coughtry
Director . . . . . Joseph Discher
Set Design . . . . . Jonathan Wentz
Costume Design . . . . . Jan Avramov
Lighting Design . . . . . Matthew
Props Design . . . . . Lara Maerz/
Sound Design . . . . . Joseph Discher
Master Electrician . . . . .Alex Ruhlin
Sound Engineer . . . . . Alex Ruhlin
Stage Manager . . . . . Denise Cardarelli
Assistant Stage Manager . . . . . Lauren Eastlack
We have many talkbacks scheduled during RED. Below is the list of dates and guest moderators:
Feb. 1 - Joe Discher (Director)
Feb. 6 - TBD
Feb. 7 - Warren Epstein (Theatre enthusiast and former critic)
Feb. 8 - Rhonda Arrington (THEATREWORKS supporter)
Feb. 10 - Mark Arnest (Musician, critic)
Feb. 13 - Tracy Mobley Martinez (The Gazette)
Feb. 14 - Blake Milteer (Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center)
Feb. 15 - Edie Adelstein ( Colorado Springs Independent)
Feb. 17 - John Moore (culturewest.com)
Talkbacks are FREE and begin immediately after the performance and usually last about 30 minutes. Please bring your questions and observations!
THEATREWORKS IS WHERE ACTORS, AUDIENCES, SCHOLARS, DIRECTORS AND DESIGNERS COME TOGETHER TO THINK ABOUT AND CREATE CLASSIC AND INNOVATIVE THEATRE.