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UNG senior thesis project makes audiences see 'Red'
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‘Red’

When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7-9; doors opening at 7:10 p.m.

Where: Ed Cabell Theatre, University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood

Cost: Free

More info: www.gainesvilletheatrealliance.org

Two well-known Gainesville Theatre Alliance actors will tackle the Tony Award-winning musical “Red” by using a smaller more intimate theater to share the story of an artist’s ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting.

Raw and provocative, “Red” focuses on master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko, who has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for New York’s famed Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two fascinating years that follow, Rothko works feverishly with his young assistant, Ken, in his studio in the Bowery. But when Ken gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko faces the agonizing possibility his crowning achievement could also become his undoing.

“RED,” which is rated R for language, will perform Nov. 7-9 at the Ed Cabell Theatre at 3820 Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood on the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus. The free performances are at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7-9 with theater doors opening at 7:10 p.m.

“Red” is the senior thesis project of Joseph Harris and Benny Higgins. Harris will portray Mark Rothko while Higgins plays the young assistant Ken.

The Gainesville Theatre Alliance Discovery Series is an alternate and often more experimental stage. It features senior thesis projects as well as smaller-scale professional productions to showcase some of the actors, directors and designers who mentor GTA students and frequently demonstrate a new paradigm of storytelling.

For more information visit www.gainesvilletheatrealliance.org or call 678-717-3624.

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