Ten years after its critically acclaimed and award-winning run in 2013, RED comes back with a bolder face. Still helmed by Bart Guingona as director and actor, the show will have a limited 10-show run from June 9 to 18 at the PETA Theater Center backed by some of the industry’s exciting up-and-coming theater designers.
This production is a celebration of sorts: Bart Guingona, as he revisits the lead character of Mark Rothko, marks his 40th year in the entertainment industry. Joining him, playing the role of Ken, is award-winning theater, tv, and film actor JC Santos. Santos, for his part, considers this his comeback to the theatre after three years of not being on stage.
Guingona, as artistic director of The Necessary Theatre, thinks this is the best play for the company’s comeback after its pandemic hiatus. The fact that RED is a searing 90-minute drama, a stimulating and thought-provoking conversation piece about art and the pains of its creation – proves that point. Mark Rothko asks: “What do you see?” at the top of the play and this restaging is an invitation to look even more closely.
Completing the artistic team are three exciting new designers: Gabo Tolentino handles Lighting Design, Jose Buencamino for Sound Design, and Mark Daniel Dalacat is the Associate Director and Production Designer.
The show will run from June 9 and 16 (8:00 pm) and June 10, 11, 17, and 18 (3:30 pm and 8:00 pm) at the PETA Theatre Center.