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RED Performance

Academy Award nominated writer John Logan’s play RED, about legendary artist Mark Rothko, which won the Tony Award for Best Play in New York in 2010, will have its GCC premiere at The Junction and the thejamjar in Alserkal Avenue in Dubai this October-November.

Taking place from 1958 to 1960, the fascinating play explores the reasons behind why Rothko, who along with Jackson Pollock was one of the leaders of the abstract expressionist movement, first accepted then cancelled a lucrative commission for a series of murals at the famous Four Seasons restaurant in the Seagram’s building in New York.

The play is told through the eyes of Rothko’s assistant Ken who is at first intimidated by working with the great artist then comes to oppose many of his philosophies and approaches to art and life, until it builds to a thrilling final conflict between the two men.

This innovative production will take the audience inside Rothko’s Bowery studio and features live re-creation on stage of one of Rothko’s masterpieces.


29 October - 12 November 2016


thejamjar and The Junction Alserkal


Ticket price



thejamjar showings: doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8:00pm

The Junction showings: doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:00pm