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Mark Taper Forum
135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-628-2772
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"The Subject Was Roses"
31 ratings
3.9 average rating
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56 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 23 2010

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...continued

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86 reviews
69 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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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.