FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 22, 2014
Kelowna’s very own Fred Skeleton Theatre Company is proud to announce that they are bringing their award-winning show, RED, to Salmon Arm for one night only! Come see the award winning play about art and what it means to be a real human being.
“What do you see?” Famed abstract expressionist painter, Mark Rothko, asks his young assistant, Ken, the loaded question: what is art? It’s 1958, and Mark Rothko sits in his New York studio. He’s just been offered the biggest commission in the history of modern art: to paint a series of murals for the exclusive and expensive Four Seasons restaurant. He hires an assistant, Ken, to help him with the commission. Rothko feverishly begins to create as Ken helps him mix the paints, build the frames and paint the canvases. Throughout the play, Ken realizes that his own answers to that fundamental question “what is art?” are very different from those of his mentor. Ken brashly challenges Rothko’s own personal philosophies and theories on art, what it means to be an artist and his acceding to work on such a commercial project. John Logan’s sizzling 90 minute drama premiered on Broadway in 2010 where it won six Tony Awards, including Best Play.
After winning Best Production at the Ozone Theatre Festival last year for Venus in Fur, the Fred Skeleton team has decided to tackle RED as their next project. Winning six awards at this year’s Ozone Theatre Festival, including Best Production, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting actor, the Fred Skeleton Theatre Company is taking their show on the road before they represent the Okanagan, provincially, at the Mainstage Theatre Festival in Kamloops this July. Performing in various communities throughout the Okanagan, they will be putting on their show at Shuswap Theatre on July 4th at 8:00pm. Tickets are $20 and can be bought at the door or online at fredskeleton.com or picatic.com. Doors open at 7:00pm
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