“Material of integrity…truthfulness of staging, and a stellar cast including Martin Sheen…
THIS IS A REVIVAL TO SAVOR.
- Bob Verini, Variety
- Ina Jaffe, NPR
“The chemistry between Martin Sheen and Brian Geraghty is electric. Both actors turn in astounding performances. Frances Conroy is luminous.”
“Universal themes of love and freedom remain as clear and untarnished as they were in the 60s…GREAT DRAMA.”
- 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
Martin Sheen, Frances Conroy and Brian Geraghty 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.
“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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Sheen’s Circle, From Son to Father
- David Belcher, New York Times
- Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times
Father And Son: Sheen Revisits Subject Was Roses
- Ina Jaffe, NPR