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Friday, April 29, 2011

The Subject Was Roses by Frank D. Gilroy

Central Louisiana Community Theatre and Director Ed Reed are pleased to present The Subject Was Roses in May.  David Sharp is John Cleary,  Wanda Schenk is the wife and mother, Nettie Cleary and Bradley Levi Smith is the son, a returning veteran, Timmy Cleary.    John and Nettie Cleary are marking time in their middle-class Bronx apartment when, Timmy, returns from three years at war. What has happened to the family he left behind? What can he do when he finds his parents have drifted past their love for each other, while waiting for his return? Frank Gilroy’s incisive dialogue cuts to the heart of emotion as Timmy and his parents realize that he cannot be the remedy for the brokenness in their relationship. A study in theatrical “domestic realism,” Gilroy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning WW II-era drama explores the ravages of war and time on men and boys, families and love, with a quiet candor and a refreshing lack of sensationalism in this era of “reality” television. The Subject Was Roses was first on stage in 1964 and was the winner of the 1965 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  It is a play in two acts.  The action all takes place over the course of a Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning, in the family’s apartment home.
*Some mature themes

Performances at The Hearn Stage, 1102 3rd St, Downtown Alexandria, will be on May 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, and 29.  Fridays and Saturdays the show begins at 7:30 and on Sundays at 2:30 in the afternoon.  Tickets are available online at TicketLeap.com or in the lobby an hour before the show begins. Ticket prices:  Adults $12 – Seniors (over 65) $10 - Students $5.  Reservations are urged, just call 318-484-4478 and leave a message or send an email to cityparkplayers@gmail.com

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