BWW Reviews: Evocative and Memorable RED at Theatre on the Bay

Michael Richard (left) Jeremy Richard in REDThis being a play about art, in which reproductions of Rothko's work are present and thrillingly recreated on stage, the design leaps out at one more overtly than it usually might. Greg King has brilliantly designed Rothko's studio, which is evocatively lit by Tina le Roux.

In his art, Rothko was trying to express the fundamental emotions of the human experience. In this play about Rothko, Logan has created a piece that expresses these emotions in a way that Rothko himself might have admired. In this production, Stead and the Richards have brought Logan’s work to life superbly. The run in Cape Town is short. Miss it at your own peril.

RED runs at the Theatre on the Bay until 3 November. Bookings can be made through Computicket.

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David Fick Born and bred in South Africa, David has loved theatre since the day he set foot on stage in his preschool nativity play. He graduated with a Master of Arts (Theatre and Performance) degree from the University of Cape Town in 2005, having previously graduated from the same university with a First Class Honours in Drama in 2002. An ardent essayist, David won the Keswick Prize for Lucidity for his paper "Homosexual Representation in the Broadway Musical: the development of homosexual identities and relationships from PATIENCE to RENT". Currently, he teaches Dramatic Arts at a high school in Cape Town and also freelances as a theatremaker and performer.

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