Philadelphia Theatre Company opens its 2011-2012 season with the Philadelphia premiere of John Logan's Tony Award-winning drama Red October 14-November 13 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Directed by Anders Cato, the two-person cast features Broadway veteran Stephen Rowe and Oscar nominee Haley Joel Osment.
Previews begin Friday, October 14 with opening night on Wednesday, October 19. Performances run Tuesday through Sunday until November 13. Tickets starting at $25 are available by calling the PTC Box Office at 215-985-0420 or visiting PhiladelphiaTheatreCompany.org. Philadelphia Theatre Company's Suzanne Roberts Theatre is located at Broad and Lombard Streets.
In Red, master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art - a series of murals for New York's famed Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two fascinating years that follow, Rothko works feverishly with his young assistant, Ken, in his studio on the Bowery. Raw and provocative, Red is a searing portrait of an artist's ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work of art.
John Logan (Playwright) has authored Never the Sinner about the infamous Leopold and Loeb case, Hauptmann about the Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping, and Riverview, a musical melodrama set at Chicago's famed amusement park. Red, which premiered in London, received six Tony Awards in 2010, the most of any play that year, including best play, best direction of a play, and best featured actor in a play. As a screenwriter, Logan has received two Academy Award nominations for Gladiator and The Aviator, and a Golden Globe Award for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. He has also written Any Given Sunday, Star Trek: Nemesis, The Time Machine, and The Last Samurai. Logan's most recent feature films include Rango, an animated feature starring Johnny Depp, the film adaptation of Shakespeare's Coriolanus directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes, and the film adaptation of The Invention of Hugo Cabret directed by Martin Scorsese.
Swedish-born Anders Cato (Director) has directed extensively at theaters in the U.S. and Europe since 1990. This season he directed the world premiere of Steven Drukman's The Innocents at the Asolo Repertory Theatre, Pygmalion at the Alley Theatre in Houston, and Circle Mirror Transformation with Sandy Duncan at George Street Playhouse. He has directed 15 productions at the Berkshire Theatre Festival, including his own translation/adaptation of Ibsen's Ghosts and Strindberg's The Father as well as Terrence McNally's Love! Valour! Compassion!, Mrs. Warren's Profession, Via Dolorosa, The Night of the Iguana (with Garret Dillahunt and Linda Hamilton), American Buffalo (with Chris Noth), The Misanthrope (with David Adkins and Kate Jennings Grant), Heartbreak House (with Marin Hinkle and David Schramm), Talley's Folly (with Mark Nelson and Kate Jennings Grant), and Miss Julie (with Marin Hinkle and Mark Feuerstein), for the 80th Anniversary Season Candida (starring Jayne Atkinson) and Waiting for Godot.