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1h 35min (no intermission) | Scena im. H. Mikołajskiej

New York. A painter's studio. Mark Rothko, the legend of American abstract expressionism, a millionaire, an unquestionable authority on art versus a young, ambitious student aspiring for that role. Master and student. We watch their first meeting, a conversation on a new order placed for a series of paintings for the Four Seasons restaurant. Liking, anger, fear and surprise intertwine in their relationship. Subsequent discussions about art turn into a duel between two generations of artists.

John Logan's “Red” received the prestigious Tony Award for the best play. The author of screenplays for Hollywood blockbusters: "Aviator", "Skyfall" and "Gladiator" portrayed the last stage of Mark Rothko's life, in the eve of his suicide. He analyses a genius artist, unappreciated in his lifetime by the critics, who struggles with depression and alcoholism and cannot cope with the new trends in art, which he is unable to understand.

PREMIERE November 21, 2014, H. Mikołajska Stage

Performances with English supertitles are available only on selected dates. Seats from which English supertitles are visible: rows 6-7.

fot. photos from the performance: Katarzyna Chmura, poster photo: Daniel Rudzki


Agnieszka Lipiec-Wróblewska
Rubi Birden
Agnieszka Zawadowska
musiacal arrangement
Jan Miklaszewski
lighting direction
Magdalena Górfińska
production manager
Tomasz Grzegorek
set designer assistant
Monika Nyckowska


Janusz R. Nowicki
Julian Świeżewski
(featuring) / Marcin Wojciechowski