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Tony Award winning play makes its Wyoming debut


The 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play makes its Wyoming debut this week.

RED, by John Logan, is the second production for Laramie-based theatre company Relative Theatrics. The two-person play centers on a major commission New York painter Mark Rothko received in the 1950’s. It explores the line between commercialism and artistic integrity through the relationship between Rothko and his assistant.

Director and Relative Theatrics founder Anne Mason says it’s remarkable for a small company to snag a major contemporary play.

“Honestly, I didn’t think that we were going to get granted the rights to do it. A lot of big theaters around the country, professional theater companies, have been producing this. And so I’m thrilled to be bringing it to Wyoming.”

RED runs Thursday, Nov. 14 through Sunday, Nov. 17 at the Gryphon Theatre in Laramie. Tickets are limited, because the audience is seated on stage, surrounding the actors.

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