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Red Rex

Full Length, Satire
4 men, 3 women
Total Cast: 7, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-4262-8


MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $130 per performance.
THE STORY: The sixth play in Ike Holter’s Rightlynd saga. Red Rex is a scrappy theater company that is on the brink—will they have the hit that puts their name on the map, or the wake-up call that it’s time to throw in the towel? A prodigal son actor and amateur neighborhood talent join the stage to perform a play that may or may not be based on a true story. Internal drama threatens to complicate the production further, causing fireworks both on and offstage. What else could go wrong? Complex and thought-provoking, RED REX asks us: What are we willing to sacrifice to share stories that must be heard, and where do we draw the line?
“RED REX is a riveting show…Holter [fires] verbal bullets not unlike those in the similarly knockout Exit Strategy. Truth is Holter’s strength…” —Chicago Tribune.

“…bristles with trenchant observations about race and class and the insidious way unconscious racism influences the perceptions of even well-meaning people…In RED REX, Holter isn’t going to let anyone off the hook.” —Chicago Reader.

“From all angles, it is smartly written—provocative, witty and taut.” —Chicago On the Aisle.