22 Mar 2012-05 May 2012,



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Director Alkinos Tslimidos, best known as a film-maker for his collaborations with Daniel Keene, takes on the six-time Tony and three-time Drama Desk Award-winning play Red by John Logan, with Colin Friels who also starred in Tslimidos's films Blind CompanyTom White.

This is an account of one of the great artists of the twentieth century, Mark Rothko, who struggles to accept that his growing ambition for praise and riches will ultimately be his undoing.

In a Manhattan studio in the late 1950s, master abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko is desperately painting a series of murals commissioned for the new Four Seasons restaurant. Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant, Ken, and the threatening presence of a new generation of modern artists, Rothko faces one of the biggest challenges for any artist who wants to make a living. Is this well-paying commission a wonderful chance to create a work of art for an extraordinary setting, or is he simply selling his creative soul at $35,000 a piece?

Red: How to fake a Rothko

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Date 22 Mar 2012-05 May 2012

Director: Alkinos Tsilimidos

Cast: Colin Friels and Andre de Vanny

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