RED: Celebrating 100 Performances!

Tonight, March 6, marks the 100th performance of the production and the beginning of the extension and final week of the run.  Amazing. Only a few seats are left for the final week and audiences response is as strong as ever. Patrick and I are so grateful for this extraordinary experience.  We still discover, it is still energized as we enter the stretch run to the finish. Thank you to everyone at The Arena for this remarkable opportunity.

The PR department virtually painted the Arena Stage RED to celebrate performance number 100

The PR department virtually painted the Arena Stage RED to celebrate performance number 100

About EG

Edward Gero, an American actor, most noted for his stage work, is a four-time Helen Hayes Award recipient and fifteen-time Helen Hayes Nominee. He just completed a run at Shakespeare Theater Company as Henry IV in parts 1&2. He has appeared as Mark Rothko in "RED" at Goodman Theater in Chicago and Arena Stage, and as Gloucester in "King Lear" with Stacy Keach at Goodman and the Shakespeare Theatre, both directed by Robert Falls. Other regional credits include Nixon in "Nixon's Nixon," Salieri in "Amadeus" at Roundhouse Theater, Sweeney in "Sweeney Todd" at Signature Theatre, Donny in "American Buffalo" at Studio Theatre, and for the last six years, Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol" at Washington's historic Ford's Theatre. In 31 seasons In Washington, he has played 75 Shakespearean roles at STC including Hotspur in "Henry IV" (Helen Hayes Award), Bolingbroke in "Richard II" (Helen Hayes Award) and Macduff in "Macbeth"(Helen Hayes Award). Film and television credits include House of Cards, Turn: Washington's Spies, Die Hard II, Striking Distance, and narrations for The Discovery Channel and PBS. He is an Associate Professor of Theater and Head of the Performance Area for the School of Theater at George Mason University, and instructor for the Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University Mr. Gero was featured on the cover of The Washington Post Magazine and profiled in the January 2011 American Theater Magazine.
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