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Mark Taper Forum
135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-628-2772
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We took the red line from Hollywood, got off a couple blocks away at Pershing Square and had dinner at Grand Central Market. On the way back home we got on at the civic center station and the walk down through grand park is beautiful with the fountain and spectacular view of city hall in downtown la.
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Gloria Lopez-Hicks
Go early to avoid parking delay and to eat variety foods; and stay after to dance around the fountain with live bands!!
The Classical Side of Cuban Music
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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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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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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.