In a dialogue during rehearsal at the Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, Victor Talmadge and Michael Jennings Mahoney moved across the stage discussing the meaning and different shades of the color red. The two men, working with director MJ Bruder Munafo, are the stars of the two-man show Red, which opens on Thursday, August 11 at the playhouse. John Logan’s 2009 Tony Award winning play (six Tony awards in all) explores the relationship between the abstract expressionist Mark Rothko and his fictitious apprentice, Ken. The play originated in London and then moved to New York city, with Alfred Molina playing Mr. Rothko and Eddie Redmayne his assistant. The play is written in five scenes and spans the course of a year and a half. “How we get from A to Z is the wonderful part,” said Mr. Talmadge during a conversation before a recent rehearsal. “It’s very much of an apprentice-master relationship but that changes and morphs over the course of the play. It’s wonderful because I have 30-plus years of acting experience, Michael has maybe five to 10 years, so we didn’t have to work at that relationship at all. According to Mr. Talmadge, rehearsal has also been smooth because he and Mr. Mahoney had their lines memorized before they came to the Island. Talmadge began looking at the script in April, when Ms. Bruder Munafo invited him back to the Vineyard to perform Red. Bruder Munafo have been trying to collaborate ever since. Out of all of his works in the past 35 years, Mr. Talmadge has only played a painter one other time, in a play called Dream of a Common Language. Talmadge said that playing Rothko has been much more profound. It’s not only a beautifully written play, but he is an incredible character. Talmadge began teaching acting at the university level 10 years ago, at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design. Rather than trying to fully understand the characters they are trying to play, he teaches his students to learn their character by focusing on the message of the playwright. His character Mark Rothko in Red is no exception, he said. One of the joys of playing this character is that there will always be something new to find. Talmadge said that Ken is nearly Rothko’s intellectual match. Source: vineyardgazette.com
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