Photo Flash: Berkley Rep Presents RED, 3/22 - 4/29

The Broadway play Red comes to Berkeley Repertory Theatre in March, staged as a valedictory by Obie Award-winner Les Waters as he departs the Bay Area to take the reins at Actors Theatre of Louisville. John Logan, the Oscar-nominated author of Aviator and Gladiator, won Tony and Drama Desk Awards for this feverish 90-minute drama. Now Waters and two actors bring this powerful play to local audiences. Red began previews on the intimate Thrust Stage on March 16, opens March 22, and runs through April 29.

Check out the production photos below!

At the height of his fame, Mark Rothko struggles in his studio to finish a major series of murals. The brilliant master wrestles with his new apprentice in a battle of wits over a bucket of paint. Logan’s sizzling script spans the spectrum of human emotion. From grief and fury to joy and hope, it’s all covered in Red

The executive producer of Red is the Strauch Kulhanjian Family, and the show’s co-sponsor is Genstar Capital. For the seventh straight year, BART and Wells Fargo are official sponsors of Berkeley Rep’s season. The season producers are Wayne Jordan and Quinn Delaney, Marjorie Randolph, and Jack and Betty Schafer.

John Logan received the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Awards for Red. It premiered at the Donmar Warehouse in London and played at the Golden Theatre on Broadway where it won five other Tony Awards, as well.

Four designers have pulled out their palates to work on RedLouisa Thompson (scenic design), Anna Oliver (costume design), Alexander V. Nichols (lighting design) and Bray Poor (sound design). The stage manager for this show is Michael Suenkel, Berkeley Rep’s resident production stage manager.

Individual tickets to Red and other shows in the season start at only $29. Additional savings are available for groups, seniors, students and anyone under 30 years of age – meaning discounted tickets can be obtained for as little as $14.50.

The Thrust Stage is located at 2025 Addison Street, half a block from BART and near bus lines, bike routes and parking lots. For tickets or information, call (510) 647-2949 or simply visit

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