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Members say: Absorbing, Intelligent, Great acting, Riveting, Edgy
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When Mark Rothko hires a new assistant, he doesn’t know that it will lead him to begin to question the purpose behind his art.

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It is the late 1950s and Mark Rothko, the famous Abstract Expressionist painter, is at a crossroads in his career. Intellectual, controlling and often bombastic, Rothko is at work on a surprising (and very well-paid) commission: a series of murals to hang at the Four Seasons restaurant in Midtown Manhattan’s Seagram’s Building. The play takes place in Rothko’s studio, where he works with the help of a smart, young assistant.

 

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Reviews (12)

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Avg Score

88
Absorbing, Edgy, Exquisite, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if you enjoy master/apprentice tales and dramatized nonfiction.

Don't see it if you like a big production; this is a two-hander.

84
Great acting, Intense, Profound, Riveting

See it if You love biographies of great artists...or if you want to experience one of the great new scenes (when they paint together in silence).

Don't see it if You don't like two-handers or if you have no interest in visual art or Mark Rothko.

70
Intelligent, Intense, Indulgent, Banal, Disappointing

See it if You're a huge fan of Mark Rothko's art and want to understand the man and his work.

Don't see it if You're more interested in plays that have a larger scope or presence.

90
Absorbing, Intelligent, Intense, Profound, Riveting

See it if You like your plays compact and intelligent. Have an appreciation for art.

Don't see it if You are offended by some language.

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you enjoy great acting and great writing. Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne are at their best.

Don't see it if you don't care much about art, or want a quick, entertaining musical. This is a somewhat slow play that requires you to think a bit.

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You love a good 2 man show

Don't see it if need music and pretty props to entertain you

86
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you like American writer John Logan and art.

Don't see it if you don't like 2 character dramas discussing art.

80
Clever, Dizzying, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You are interested in the inner workings if the visual artist, and an interesting perspective of a generational gap between ALL generations

Don't see it if You are easily disturbed by vivid imagery

75
Original, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if you are interested in the world of the artist

Don't see it if you are impatient and not into character studies

93
Clever, Edgy, Intelligent, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if It was amazing very educational almost like history has come to Life

Don't see it if Your not ready for a good time

100
Absorbing, Edgy, Great acting, Masterful, Riveting

See it if You like art You like character studies

Don't see it if Don't like art Don't like intellectual plays

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You love modern art and tortured artists

Don't see it if You suck at life