The Subject Was Roses Starring Martin Sheen, Frances Conroy and Brian Geraghty
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Moisés Kaufman (33 Variations, The Laramie Project) directs Obie Award-winning writer-performer Daniel Beaty in this solo show spotlighting the life and work of legendary singer, actor and activist Paul Robeson. It's the amazing true story of the Columbia Law School graduate and early NFL player, who gained notoriety in London by starring in Show Boat and Othello, and recording deep-voiced renditions of spirituals, like his famed "Ol' Man River." But he was also known as an outspoken civil-rights and social-justice activist who became a target of the McCarthy hearings. Buoyed by a live musical combo, The Tallest Tree in the Forest mixes poetic storytelling with 14 songs, including "Happy Days Are Here Again," and finds Beaty portraying more than 20 characters, with "signature wit, grit and piercing lyricism" (The New York Times). Learn More
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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.
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.