The Subject was Roses
by Frank Gilroy
November 25th and Tuesday November 26th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Production Dates: January 10-26, 2014
Directed by Marcia Nowik
Produced by Debra Kent
This American Classic is about a dysfunctional family (before it became a common description) focusing on the return of a son from WWII. Shocking and disappointing his mother with his cursing and drinking, he seems to please his father just by having survived. His parents appear to be happy, but slowly the facade pulls away to reveal emotional wounds and problems yet to be resolved. The son feels responsible but is unable to fix the pain between his parents. The Subject Was Roses won the Pulitzer Prize in 1965 and was nominated for five Tony Awards.
- Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script
- A résumé and headshot are not required but are encouraged.
- Please bring all potential scheduling conflicts between November 27, 2013 and January 26, 2014. Include all Holiday Conflicts!
John Cleary - Husband to Nettie, Father to Tim
50ish Uneducated- hard working-staunchly Catholic- a self made man from a tough Irish background – dances around the emotions he cannot show but deeply feels- forcefully resentful that chances of the good life were taken from him.
Nettie Cleary - Wife to John, Mother to Tim
45ish Married below her station- transferred love and devotion to her child instead of husband-once passionate, now quietly desperate-more than just the martyred wife.
Tim Cleary - Son to John and Nettie
Early 20’s Considered weak and sickly as a child by his father-boyishly tender- wears his need for love on his sleeve-has come of age in the army, now more confidant-wants to share his new found world view with parents.
For further information contact: Marcia C. Nowik 585-944-0119 (message or Text) –or- email@example.com