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Directed by Sam Osheroff

September 5 - 28

"Each brushstroke of "Red" is perfectly executed." -Hoopla

American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko and his young assistant feverishly prepare paintings for one of the biggest commissions in modern art in the 1950’s (the Seagram Murals), all while passionately debating the meaning of painting and of life.  An electrifying, Tony Award-winning play featuring Jim Van Valen as Rothko, and Christopher Peltier as his assistant.  Hoopla Review   Iowa Theatre Blog Review

"Van Valen's Rothko is soulful and intriguing..." -Iowa Theatre Blog

Meet the cast of RED


Thurs 9/18, 7:30pm
Fri 9/19, 7:30pm
Sat 9/20, 7:30pm
Sun 9/21, 2:00pm 

Thurs 9/25, 7:30pm
Fri 9/26, 7:30pm
Sat 9/27, 7:30p
Sun 9/28, 2:00pm

Show times:  All Thurs-Sat shows, 7:30PM; Sunday shows at 2:00PM
This production has limited use of herbal cigarettes.

RED is sponsored by:


and Joyce & Dick Summerwill

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Adults: $30 (Over 60/under 30 years old, $28)

Youth (18 and under): $18

Riverdogs:  These shows are included in your pass!

Student rush: $20 (any unsold tickets 20 mins before the show; please show your student ID)

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Original Rothkos now at the IMU through UIMA

  University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA) now has the 3 original Rothko's from their collection on display for the public, coinciding with Riverside's play "Red", a bio-drama about the artist. The artwork is on view now at the UIMA@IMU ...

Submit Your Monologue for WTW: Classified

RIVERSIDE THEATRE ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER 15TH DEADLINE FOR MONOLOGUE SUBMISSIONS TO WALKING THE WIRE: Classified Riverside Theatre invites playwrights to submit monologues for performance in Walking the Wire. This annual celebration of original work ...

Work Study Positions- Box Office Asst & Technical Asst

Welcome back to school! Riverside Theatre is hiring work study-eligible students for the Box Office Assistant position and for the Technical  Assistant position for the 2014-15 season/school year. Box Office Assistant Duties:Assist Box Office ...

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