Pen Players Present “Red” Play Reading

Greg Vinkler

Peninsula Players Theatre continues its winter series, The Play’s the Thing, with a public reading of the 2011 Tony Award-winning Red by John Logan, screenwriter of The Aviator and Gladiator, at Björklunden on March 4 at 7 pm. Red examines art, the artist and the act of creation while following the process of abstract expressionist Mark Rothko as he struggles to complete a set of commissioned wine colored murals.

Red is based on the Seagram Murals, the seven paintings Rothko was commissioned to create to decorate one room of what was to be an exclusive restaurant named The Four Seasons in Manhattan’s Seagram Building.

Peninsula Players Artistic Director Greg Vinkler will direct and be a featured player in the reading with another actor yet-to-be named.

Red contains mature themes and language. Admission is free.

The Play’s the Thing is a winter series of play readings sponsored by Peninsula Players Theatre. For more information call 920.868.3287 or visit