Gilroy's The Subject Was Roses, a Pulitzer Winner From 1964, Opens Off-Broadway

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The Pearl Theatre Company's new staging of Frank D. Gilroy's Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Subject Was Roses, featuring Drama Desk winner Dan Daily, Carol Schultz and Matthew Amendt, opens Off-Broadway April 18 after previews from April 9.
The Subject Was Roses star Carol Schultz
The Subject Was Roses star Carol Schultz Photo by Sam Hough

Amy Wright, who appeared on Broadway in The Fifth of July and Noises Off, as well as Off-Broadway in Mrs. Klein with Uta Hagen, directs the 1964 family drama, which won the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1965. The Subject Was Roses plays Pearl's home at New York City Center Stage II. Daily (The Tenth Man, Misalliance, The Master Builder) plays John Cleary, with Schultz (Vieux Carre, The Importance of Being Earnest) as Nettie Cleary and Amendt (The Great Gatsby at the Guthrie) as son Timmy Cleary.

"Set in the Bronx in 1946, The Subject Was Roses," according to the Pearl, "tells the story of John and Nettie Cleary welcoming their son, Timmy, home from World War II. In the three days after his return, Timmy attempts to heal the wounds in his parents' marriage, and as a result they discover the true depth of their flaws, regrets, and love."

The creative team includes Harry Feiner (scenic design), Barbara A. Bell (costume design), Stephen Petrilli (lighting design), Jane Shaw (sound design) and Rod Kinter (fight director).

Performances run through May 9. For tickets phone (212) 581-1212 or visit PearlTheatre. New York City Center Stage II is located at West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues.

Matthew Amendt and Dan Daily in <i>The Subject Was Roses.</i>
Matthew Amendt and Dan Daily in The Subject Was Roses. Photo by Sam Hough
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