On stage

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“Red,” the powerful play about painter Mark Rothko that swept Broadway, is now showing at Berkeley Repertory Theater. Written by John Logan, the Oscar-nominated author of “The Aviator,” “Gladiator” and “Hugo,” the play shows Rothko at the height of his fame at work on a series of murals. Set in his studio, the play puts Rothko in passionate dialogue with a new apprentice who turns out to be his intellectual match.

Through April 29 at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2025 Addison St., Berkeley. Times vary. www.berkeleyrep.org


“The Agony of the Leaves.” Table reading of a play co-written by j. freelancer Janet Silver Ghent; a romantic comedy about four quirky Jewish singles. At Masquers Playhouse, 105 Park Place, Point Richmond. 7 p.m. $5. www.masquers.org.


“A Bright Room Called Day.” World War II drama by Tony Kushner about artists in 1930s Berlin evading the Nazis. Through April 22. At Custom Made Theatre Company, 1620 Gough St., S.F. www.custommade.org.