The Subject Was Roses Starring Martin Sheen, Frances Conroy and Brian Geraghty
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Star of stage and screen, Brian Dennehy (Death of a Salesman, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Cocoon) delivers a stunning performance as Thomas Dunne in this profound and poignant drama. Set in an Irish county mental home circa the early 1930s, 75-year-old Thomas Dunne's mind lapses in and out of lucidity as he ruminates on a string of bittersweet memories. Between thoughts of his youth to thoughts of his adult life, with his wife and children, to memories of his time as the head of Dublin's Metropolitan Police, Dunne struggles to make sense of his life as the world around him falls apart. Already a story of unquestionable power, The Steward of Christendom is shaped into something unforgettable by Dennehy's extraordinary performance. Learn More
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Featured review from Claire N.
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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 myself asking "Why this play?" when there are SO many amazing plays - old and new - out there just waiting to be performed by such an excellent cast. In parts it was quite thought-provoking, but in several ways it just didn't seem 'complete.'
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.