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. More…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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