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Mark Taper Forum
135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-628-2772
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Go early to avoid parking delay and to eat variety foods; and stay after to dance around the fountain with live bands!!
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Give yourself ample time to park in the theater's expansive lot, especially because there may be several shows starting at the same time in the complex.
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3.9 average rating
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84 reviews
61 stars
attended Feb 24 2010

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

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29 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 25 2010

Great job all around. I thought Frances Conroy was the standout performer, but she probably has the best role in the play. Excellent night at the theatre.

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7 reviews
7 stars
attended Feb 25 2010

I thought the acting was terrific. The play is dated, but still very relevant and enjoyable.

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Description

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.