Ithaca Resident David Studwell to Lead Hangar Theatre's RED, 6/12-21
The Hangar Theatre has announced that Ithaca resident David Studwell will star as artist Mark Rothko in the Tony Award-winning play Red by John Logan, which kicks off the theatre's 40th Mainstage season June 12-21.
The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Play, Red is a riveting character study that exposes the ambition and vulnerability necessary for a great artist to thrive. 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. As he and his young assistant work feverishly in his Lower East Side studio, they go head-to-head on the purpose of art and the relationship between the artist and his creation.
Studwell, who previously appeared in the Hangar's productions of Gypsy, Titanic, and Ragtime, will star alongside Paul-Emile Cendron, who makes his Hangar debut in the role of the assistant, Ken.
The production will also feature local residents Scenic Designer Tom Burch (4000 Miles) and Costume Designer Gretchen Darrow-Crotty (Lend Me a Tenor). Proudly making their Hangar Mainstage debut will be Sound Engineer Sean Hagerty and Ithaca College alum, Lighting Designer David Arsenault. The production will be directed by Artistic Director Jen Waldman, also an Ithaca College alum, as her Hangar Theatre Mainstage debut.
Mainstage season subscriptions, which are packed with added benefits, are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 607-273-8588 or in person at the Hangar Theatre business office located in Center Ithaca on the Downtown Commons, 171 State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850. Visit us at HangarTheatre.org for more information or to download a subscription form. The theatre is located at 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca, NY 14850, two miles north of Downtown Ithaca on Route 89 at the Treman Marina entrance to Cass Park.