Readings from American Theater: "The Subject Was Roses"
Metropolitan State's fall theater series features four staged reading performances. Readings are free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations necessary. Devised by Scott M. Rubsam. Produced by Theater Underground, the School of Communication, Writing and the Arts, and Metropolitan State University's Theater Program.
"The Subject Was Roses" by Frank D. Gilroy
Minneapolis campus, Whitney Fine Arts Center, 1424 Yale Pl., Minneapolis.Synopsis: Timmy Cleary returns home from his service during World War II. While he seems to vindicate himself in his father's eyes for surviving the war, his drinking and cursing disturb his mother. Though his parents, John and Nettie, seem to be happy, the peace prove to be a façade. Soon old emotional wounds and unresolved marital problems resurface. Caught in the middle, Timmy feels responsible for their squabbling, but can see no way to resolve their problems.