ANN ARBOR: As the recent recipient of international critical acclaim as well as six Tony Awards, John Logan’s drama, “Red,” has brought the artist Mark Rothko out of the museums and onto stages across the country. Soon to be produced by Performance Network Theatre, “Red” chronicles two years in the life of Rothko, as he works feverishly on the then highest paid commission in history, for New York’s Four Seasons Restaurant.
In conjunction with the production, PNT and the Ann Arbor District Library are teaming up to bring community members a deeper look at Rothko’s famed commission as well as his other life’s works. Grant Mandarino, from the UM History of Art department, will be presenting a free lecture on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, from 7:00-8:30pm. The event will take place at Performance Network Theatre.
In addition to his regular teaching duties, Mr. Mandarino works as a freelance art critic and has published reviews in journals such as Artnet Magazine, USart, The Stranger, Ann Arbor Observer, and H-Net German.
Performance Network Theatre’s production of “Red” runs April 19 - May 27. Tickets are available through the theatre’s box office at 734-663-0681, online at www.performancenetwork.org or in person at 120 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, 48103.