Hangar Theatre to Present RED, 6/12-21

Hangar Theatre to Present RED, 6/12-21

To open its 40th Mainstage Season, the Hangar Theatre will be producing the six time Tony Award winning play, RED by John Logan, from June 12 until June 21, 2014. Directed by the Hangar Theatre's Artistic Director Jen Waldman, this modern drama about an artist's ambition and vulnerability, will feature Hangar Theatre veteran and Ithaca resident David Studwell, and Paul-Emile Cendron who will be making his Hangar Theatre debut. RED reveals the story of one of the greatest painters of the twentieth century, Mark Rothko, who along with his assistant Ken, are struggling with the task of a recent commission from the Four Seasons restaurant in New York City. Join the cast, crew, and hangar staff as they kick off their 40th Anniversary season's opening night, Friday, June 12 at 8pm at the Hangar Theatre. The Hangar Theatre is located at 801 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850 near Cass Park.

It's 1958, and artist Mark Rothko has been offered the biggest commission in modern art: creating a series of paintings to hang in The Four Seasons restaurant in New York City. Now Rothko must live up to the challenge as he and his young assistant work feverishly in his Lower East Side studio apartment to complete this task. As Rothko and Ken struggle to define their artistic beliefs, the two men go head-to-head on the purpose of the art that they're creating and explore the relationship that an artist has with his own creation. Red is a riveting character study that dares to expose the ambition and vulnerability necessary for a great artist to thrive.

RED was first produced by the Donmar Warehouse, London in December of 2009. In March of 2010, the play was transferred to the John Golden Theater on Broadway where it won its six Tony Awards including Best Play.

Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased online at www.HangarTheatre.org, by phone at (607) 273-ARTS (2787), or in person Hangar Theatre Box Office at the theatre (Mon-Sat between 11am and 2pm) (Wed-Sat between 5pm and 7pm) or one hour before curtain time. The recently renovated theatre is located at 801 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850.

Subscription packages - offering preferred seating, discounted ticket prices, ticket exchange privileges and other great benefits - are also available. To learn more, visit the hangartheatre.org, call the office at 607-273-8588, or visit the Hangar Theatre Box Office.

The Hangar Theatre is committed to making theatre accessible to the entire community though its Pay What You Can (PWYC) program. Patrons may pay what they can afford to see a show at the first Saturday matinee performance of each Mainstage production and the Saturday noon performances of the KIDDSTUFF series. A limited number of tickets are available for PWYC thanks to the generosity of our Mainstage PWYC sponsor Schlather, Stumbar, Parks & Salk, LLP and our KIDDSTUFF PWYC sponsor Ithaca Bakery.

Hangar Theatre gratefully acknowledges 2014 Partner in Flight sponsorship from CFCU Community Credit Union and Cayuga Radio Group. Premier sponsorship for RED is provided by Travis Hyde Properties and Associate Sponsorship is provided by Ciaschi, Dietershagen, Little, Mickelson & Company, LLP. The Hangar Theatreis dedicated to providing exceptional theatre experiences of high professional quality to enrich, enlighten, educate, and entertain the diverse audience in the Finger Lakes region and beyond. Strong educational and training programs are central parts of our commitment to the local and national artistic communities. Visit our website at www.HangarTheatre.org

Photo credit: Rachel Philipson

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