Monday, January 11, 2010
The Subject was Roses
This is an amazing cast. I'm going to see about getting tickets ASAP. It's at The Mark Taper Feb 10 - Mar 21
Here's the trailer of the 68 film with Sheen in the soldier role.
Here's the press release blurb:
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
THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES
Feb 10 - Mar 21, 2010
Mark Taper Forum
135 N. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012