Monday, September 26, 2011

Tuesday is Red Day

Posted By on 09.26.11 at 04:44 PM

Stop by the Goodman Theatre tomorrow between 11 AM and 1 PM, and you can dip your hand in red paint, slap it on a giant canvas, and help make painter Mark Rothko — who hung out in the dark, winced when his paintings were shown, and didn't want to be a commodity — roll in his grave. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has declared Tuesday "Paint the Town Red Day," in honor of John Logan's multi-Tony-Award-winning play about Rothko, Red, opening at the Goodman this week.

Emanuel is also urging citizens to don crimson clothing for the occasion. Can't get there for the paint-in? Tweet a photo of yourself on Tuesday wearing red using #PaintChiRED and @GoodmanTheatre, and you'll be entered in the Goodman's contest for dinner and a pair of tickets. Here's Tony Adler's interview with Logan about the play.

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