Center Theatre Group - L.A.'s Theatre Company
Feb 10 - Mar 21, 2010
Mark Taper Forumat the Music Center downtown Los Angeles
135 N. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012 Directions and Parking
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Project DATEDirect Access Theatre ExperienceMar 20, 2010
Mar 2, 14 & 16, 2010
1hr 40mins -15mins intermission
Recommended for ages 16+
Children 6 and under who may cry or fidget are never admitted.
Adult Language and themes. Recommended for audiences age 16+
CTG Show Guide for Parents
- Bob Verini, Variety
- Ina Jaffe, NPR
- Don Grigware, Broadwayworld.com
“Sheen achieves a rich and sensitive performance. Frances Conroy masterfully conveys the tension behind even the most forced encounters. Brian Geraghty gives a well rounded characterization…AN AURA OF CRISP AUTHENTICITY.”- Les Spindle, Back Stage
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.
“This is a timeless, important play with characters so rich and believable that your heart goes out to them, wishing they could break out of old family patterns. These are people we can all identify with. It makes for compelling theatre.”- Michael Ritchie - Center Theatre Group Artistic Director
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More About the Show
Opening night performance of The Subject Was Roses.
Read the reviews
Sheen’s Circle, From Son to Father- David Belcher, New York Times
Culture Monster - Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times
Father And Son: Sheen Revisits Subject Was Roses- Ina Jaffe, NPR
The Subject Was Roses
Opening Night Performance
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