By John Moore
Feb. 6, 2013
Here are bonus images from my night visiting the casts of Colorado Springs TheatreWorks’ “Red” and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center’s “Prelude to a Kiss.”
John Logan’s celebrated “Red” is a charged dialogue between the manic – and egomaniacal – abstract expressionist Mark Rothko, and his young whipping-boy of an assistant, Ken. The play is, in essence, a feisty two-year conversation about the natural order of life – and art, and how the usurper must eventually become the usurpee. Starring Jordan Coughtry and Joel Leffert, who took over the demanding role of Rothko just three days before opening. Directed by Joseph Discher. Through Feb. 17 at the Bon Vivant Theater, at the corner of Union and Austin Bluffs Parkway on the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs campus, 719-255-3232 or www.TheatreWorksCS.Org. Thanks to Caitlin Green, Denise Cardarelli, Murray Ross, Drew Martorella, Brantley Haines, cast and crew.
Craig Lucas’ “Prelude to a Kiss” is a kind of ruminative “Freaky Friday” for the 21st century. A whirlwind romance is followed by a storybook wedding … and a kiss for the bride that changes everything. Starring Kyle Dean Steffan, Cynthia Pohlson and Sol Chavez. Featuring Adam Blancas, Hossein Forouzandeh, Jane Fromme, David Hastings, Jonathan Eberhardt, Kathy Paradise, John Butz and Miriam Roth Ballard. Director: Garrett Ayers. Through Feb. 17 at 30 W. Dale St., 719-634-5583 or www.CSFineArtsCenter.Org. Thanks to Scott RC Levy, Katy McGlaughlin, cast and crew.
All photos by John Moore of www.CultureWest.Org.
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