Gilroy's The Subject Was Roses Blooms Off-Broadway April 9

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Frank D. Gilroy's Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Subject Was Roses, featuring Drama Desk winner Dan Daily, Carol Schultz and Matthew Amendt, begins performances Off-Broadway April 9.

The Pearl Theatre Company stages the production that is directed by 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. The Subject Was Roses officially opens April 18 at New York City Center Stage II.

Daily (The Tenth Man, Misalliance, The Master Builder) is cast as John Cleary, with Schultz (Vieux Carre, The Importance of Being Earnest) as Nettie Cleary and Amendt (The Great Gatsby at the Guthrie) as 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.

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