Seasoned actors can convey subtle emotions to the back row, even through their two-man horse costume. Watch pros at work with this GrouponLive deal.
- Two tickets to see Penfold Theatre Company presents Red
- When: September 13–29
- Where: Trinity Street Theatre
- Seating: reserved
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
- $20 for a Thursday performance (up to a $40 value)
- $25 for a Friday or Sunday performance (up to a $40 value)
- $30 for a Saturday performance (up to a $40 value)<p>
The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn’t reflect student or senior discounts.<p>
Winner of the 2010 Tony award for best play, Red peers inside the studio of towering abstract-expressionist Mark Rothko. Set during 1958–59, the play follows Rothko’s labors over a series of murals, commissioned for a princely sum by New York’s Four Seasons restaurant. As he works, he lectures his young assistant, Ken, on his theories of art and aesthetics, giving viewers a peek into the head of a great artist without releasing the results of his ear exams. Initially meek in the presence of a living legend, Ken begins to push back, challenging the older painter on his idiosyncratic ideas and accusing him of selling out his talent for money. A powerful examination of Rothko’s enduring relevancy, the show has won accolades from such media outlets as the Guardian, which called it “something rare in modern drama: a totally convincing portrait of the artist as a working visionary.”
Penfold Theatre Company
Penfold Theatre Company takes offense to the notion that the best theater comes from New York. In every successful season, the Round Rock stock of actors and artists give the Great White Way a run for its money with inspired productions. Hatched in the summer of 2007—after an 18-hour road trip led its founders to the dramatic potential of the hills of north Travis and Williamson Counties—Penfold quickly blossomed into a community jewel and a critics’ darling. Winner of the Austin Critics Table Award for Best Musical Production for the third year in a row, the troupe embarks on a new season filled with comedy, drama, and music—all while breeding new stocks of young thespians in their Penfold Players acting classes and summer camps.