The Subject Was Roses Starring Martin Sheen, Frances Conroy and Brian Geraghty
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The world premiere of this touching drama from playwright Jordan Harrison -- who currently writes for Netflix's hit series Orange Is the New Black -- features an all-star cast that includes Tony Award nominee Lois Smith (True Blood, Twister) in the title role, Lisa Emery (Louie, Law & Order), Jeff Ward (Body of Proof) and Tony winner Frank Wood (The Newsroom, Flight of the Conchords, Changeling). A compelling and exquisitely crafted tale of memory, loss and love, this poignant drama explores uncharted theatrical terrain in its tale of Marjorie -- a clever woman who, at 85 years old, finds that her memory is failing. Residing in an assisted living facility, Marjorie enjoys frequent visits from her anxious daughter and kind son-in-law ... and soon she'll begin receiving visitations from a mysterious young man named Walter, who hopes to help reverse Marjorie's decline. Told through a series of shifting realities, Marjorie Prime poses thought-provoking questions about the nature of loss, memory and reality in an age of artificial intelligence. Learn More
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Featured review from GWMRed Velvet
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Good show. My seat was up top but at intermission I moved closer as there were empyty seats scattered throughout the theatre. Yes, this show is dated, but it is still good to see. I found that Frances Conroy spoke so softly at times that I could not hear her from my original seat. I also thought the staging was odd at times, with the actors speaking while their backs were to the audience. I liked the enthusiasm of the young actor's performance.
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I read the LA Times review after I went, and pretty much agreed with all of it. Great acting by all three performers - and some great two-person scenes - but somehow they didn't gel as a family (even a slightly dysfunctional one). I also found...continued
Martin Sheen, Frances Conroy and Brian Geraghty to star in The Subject Was Roses. When it comes to family, there are three sides to every story.
A young man’s return from World War II becomes a catalyst for an emotional tug-of-war in which love is a prize and a weapon.. Martin Sheen returns to the play that earned him a Tony Award nomination in 1964; now as the patriarch of a family forced to confront its own privatized emotions and buried truths.
Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under_) and Brian Geraghty (_The Hurt Locker) complete the family triangle struggling to reconnect after years of emotional distance and rediscover the beauty in the simple gift of roses.