"We have an obligation to honor the playwright, but we can still put our own Curious spin on it," Montour-Larson says. "In Logan's description of the set, he went into great detail about Rothko's studio as it appeared in 1958, but at the end, he says, 'Or it could be abstract.'" And that's just one way Curious gets to have fun. The cast, led by Larry Hecht as Rothko (a role Montour-Larson calls "a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an actor"), will also create an actual painting during every one of the thirty performances, and it's even possible they'll eventually hit the auction block.
Red's regular run opens tonight at 8 p.m. at Curious, 1080 Acoma Street, and continues Thursdays through Sundays through June 16; for tickets, ranging from $18 to $42, go to www.curioustheatre.org or call 303-623-0524.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: May 3. Continues through June 16, 2012