Theater & Performance
Redtwist Theatre to produce John Logan's Red
Redtwist Theatre has announced four plays for its 2014–15 season, including what it's calling "the first storefront production" of Red, John Logan's Tony-winning play about the artist Mark Rothko. Redtwist's staging of the 2009 piece, previously seen in Chicago at the Goodman Theatre in 2011, will feature company members Brian Parry as Rothko and Aaron Kirby as his fictionalized young assistant; Goodman artistic associate Steve Scott will direct.
The Edgewater storefront also snagged the Chicago premiere of I and You, about two polar-opposite high-school students brought together by a group assignment on Walt Whitman; Lauren Gunderson's play was this year's winner of the Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award. David Prete will direct the two-hander, to star Grace Melon and Rejinal Simon. The season will also include Another Bone, a new play by Cathy Earnest about a 9/11 widow who, years later, begins receiving her husband's remains, bit by bit; Ian Frank directs. And Jan Ellen Graves will revisit Arthur Miller's The American Clock, which she first staged in 2005 as part of Redtwist's inaugural season.
Another Bone opens the season, September 20–October 19, followed by I and You (November 29–December 28), Red (February 7–Mar 8) and The American Clock (April 18–May 17). A fifth production for summer 2015 remains to be announced.