San Jose Stage Company to Present RED, 2/6-3/3

January 20
10:44 AM 2013


The color red conjures up emotions of passion, love, lust, anger, and creativity. The Stage production of John Logan's Red has all that and more. "What do you see?" is the opening line that lays the philosophical foundation for the evening.

The intimate Stage theatre serves as the studio of artist Mark Rothko during the late-1950's as he was commissioned to paint a series of murals for the snazzy Four Seasons restaurant in New York City. Along with his new assistant, this bio-drama investigates the relationships of life, art, and each other. Red opens February 6.

"John Logan's Red is an incredible exploration into the genius and soul of a revolutionary artist that truly reflects the struggles and ambitions of all artists and art forms," says Artistic Director Randall King.

Set to a soundtrack of symphonic classical scores, Red allows the audience to peer into the soul of the artist as well as his work.

Performances are on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Red runs through March 3.

Tickets range from $20 - $45 and are available at or by calling the box office at 408.283.7142. Visa and MasterCard are accepted, and discounts are available for groups, students and seniors. The theatre is handicapped accessible. The Stage is located at 490 South First Street at William Street in downtown San Jose's South First (SoFA) area.


Randall King* (Mark Rothko) is the co-founder and Artistic Director of San Jose Stage Company. He was most recently seen as Jack Lawson in Race, Dodge in Buried Child, Johnny Friendly in On The Waterfront, The Waiter in Rock 'n' Roll, Sharky in The Seafarer, Ariel in The Pillowman and Richard Roma in Glengarry Glen Ross.

Aaron Wilton* (Ken) returns to San Jose Stage Company, where he played James Monroe and Red Eagle in the Regional Premiere of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Katurian in The Pillowman. His regional credits include performances at Regional credits include George Street Playhouse, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Aurora Theatre Company, Theatre Rhinoceros, Capital Stage and Sacramento Theatre Company.

*Member of Actors' Equity Association

Kenneth Kelleher (Director) has directed over twenty performances for The Stage, including Reckless, Buried Child, On The Waterfront and Rock 'n' Roll. He is currently the Artistic Director of Pacific Repertory Theatre and Resident Director of The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival. He has also directed for San Jose Repertory Theatre, TheatreWorks, California Shakespeare Festival, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Sacramento Theatre Company and B Street Theatre.

The other members of the show's creative team include designers Richard C. Ortenblad (set), Jean Cardinale (costumes), Michael Palumbo (lighting) and John Koss (sound).

Now in its 30th season, San Jose Stage Company is recognized as The Bay Area's Premiere Off-Broadway Theatre. The Stage is known for its devotion to new and cutting-edge work and for its commitment to showcasing high-quality local talent.

Ranked 3rd largest theatre and 9th largest performance arts organization in Silicon Valley by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal (May 2012), San Jose Stage Company is a vital force in the community. The Stage has earned a reputation for artistic excellence by providing high-quality, edgy theatrical experiences that engage, educate and provoke audiences. The Stage has produced 143 productions, 44 new works and 11 world premieres.

The Stage also offers five core educational and outreach programs, including National High School Top Honors Awards, and has housed over 200 independent performance groups in its theatre. The Stage is located at 490 South First Street, San Jose, Calif. For more information, visit or call the Box Office at 408.283.7142.

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