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Winter season concludes with Tony Award Winning ‘Red’

By Tim Moore
Special to The PREVIEW

Courtesy Thingamajig Theatre Company

Dennis Elkins (Rothko) and Craig Dolezel (Ken) are directed by Melissa Firlit in Thingamajig’s final show of the Winter Season, “Red,” opening May 16 at Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts.

 Thingamajig Theatre Company concludes their 2013-2014 Winter Season with John Logan’s Tony Award winner, “Red,” opening May 16, and running through June 1.

The story follows master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko (Dennis Elkins), 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 (Craig Dolezel), in his studio on the Bowery. But when Ken gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his undoing.

Raw and provocative, “Red” is a searing portrait of an artist’s ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting.

The New York Times calls “Red,” “Intense and exciting … a study in artist appreciation, a portrait of an angry and brilliant mind that asks you to feel the shape and texture of thoughts … ‘Red’ captures the dynamic relationship between an artist and his creations.”

Don’t miss the exciting conclusion to the fabulous winter season.

As the season wraps up, the 2014 summer season is in full production as Thingamajig Theatre Company prepares to bring you their biggest and most spectacular summer ever. Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” “Les Misérables” and “A Chorus Line” run in repertory June 13 through August 24.

In addition, the children’s division, The Whatchamawhozit’s Summer Kid’s Camp will present Disney’s “Cinderella” in July.

Season ticket renewal is available to current season ticket holders at deep discounts through March 31st.

Season tickets for the summer go on sale to the general public beginning April 1 along with individual show tickets.

To make your reservations for “Red” or the 2014 summer season, please visit www.pagosacenter.org or call 731-SHOW.

This story was posted on March 27, 2014.