Everyman Theatre Extends RED Through 12/8
Everyman Theatre is pleased to announce that an extra week of performances will be added to its production of the Tony Award-winning play, Red. The production will now run from November 6th through December 8th. The production features City Paper Best Actor Bruce Randolph Nelson as artist Mark Rothko and international performer Eric Berryman as his apprentice, Ken.
Winner of six 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Play, Red sends you crashing into the vivid and visceral mind of an artistic genius - abstract expressionist Mark Rothko. Set against the changing landscape of the early 1960s, the celebrated artist has just landed his biggest commission: a series of massive murals for New York's posh Four Seasons Restaurant. In the midst of his creation, Rothko's young, new assistant questions his artistic integrity, forcing the famed artist to confront the possibility that his crowning achievement could be his ultimate downfall. A searing portrait of an artist's determination and vulnerability, Red is a stirring and captivating story of one of the most celebrated artists in modern times
Everyman's production will be directed by noted theatre director Donald Hicken. Resident Company Members Bruce Randolph Nelson and Eric Berryman will form the two-person cast as Mark Rothko and his apprentice Ken, respectively.
Mr. Nelson was last seen on the Everyman stage in the late spring production of The Beaux' Stratagem (playing the dual roles of Boniface the innkeeper and Foigard the parson). Mr. Nelson has played several iconic roles in his career at Everyman Theatre, including Charlotte von Mahlsdorf in the one-man show I Am My Own Wife, Elyot in Noel Coward's comedy Private Lives, and multiple roles (including a damsel in distress and a hunchbacked sidekick) in the hilarious The Mystery of Irma Vep. He has also recently been seen in Center Stage's production of Animal Crackers as Groucho Marx.
Mr. Berryman was featured as Booth in last season's critically-acclaimed Topdog/Underdog. After his performance as Asagei in the 2011 smash hit, A Raisin in the Sun, Artistic Director Vincent Lancisi offered him a spot in the Resident Acting Company. Over the past year, Mr. Berryman has been traveling the world to study various acting techniques with the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund Award for the Performing and Visual Arts. Mr. Berryman nominated for this distinction by the faculty at his alma mater, Carnegie Mellon University. He is the first student from the school to receive this honor. This past summer he performed as Jason in Zen Zen Zo Theatre Company's production of Medea in Australia, which was a result of his studying there with the scholarship award.
Donald Hicken will direct the piece. No stranger to Everyman Theatre, Mr. Hicken has directed numerous productions including last season's Heroes (the final production on Charles Street), Our Town, I Am My Own Wife, The Turn of the Screw, Jacques Brel... and Everyman's first production of The Glass Menagerie in 2000. Mr. Hicken serves as the Head of the Theatre Department at the Baltimore School for the Arts, where he taught Eric Berryman several years ago.
Joining Mr. Hicken on the artistic team will be Resident Set Designer Daniel Ettinger and Resident Costume Designer David Burdick and freelance designers Nancy Schertler (lighting) and Neil McFadden (sound).
Red runs from November 6th through December 8th, offering performances Wednesday through Sunday, with selected Tuesday evening performances.
Everyman Theatre is proud to partner with WYPR 88.1-FM as the Season Media Sponsor. Towson University and Yumkas, Vidmar, Sweeney are the co-sponsors of the production.
Everyman Theatre is a professional Equity theatre company celebrating the actor, with a resident company of artists from the Baltimore/DC area. Founded in 1990 by Vincent Lancisi, the theatre is dedicated to engaging the audience through a shared experience between actor and audience seeking connection and emotional truth in performance. Everyman is committed to presenting high quality plays that are affordable and accessible to everyone.