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Rose

Written By:
Laurence Leamer

Directed By:
Elizabeth Margolius

Featuring:
Linda Reiter

Ms. Reiter reprises her Joseph Jefferson Award-winning role.

Approximate Run Time:
90 Minutes

About the Play

ROSE is set in the Hyannis Port living room of the Kennedy family matriarch in the late summer of 1969, a week after the Chappaquiddick car crash involving Ted Kennedy that resulted in the death of Mary Jo Kopechne. Based on 40 hours of interviews recorded for her 1974 autobiography, Times to Remember, it is a reflection of the life and times of the proper Irish Catholic woman who had one of the most unique perspectives of the 20th century – alongside her father Boston Mayor John “Honey Fitz'' Fitzgerald, her marriage to Joseph P. Kennedy, and mother of nine children whose lives were marked by resounding triumphs and devastating tragedy.

Linda Reiter received the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Solo Performance as Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy in the Greenhouse Theater Center’s 2016 production of ROSE.

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About The Playwright

Laurence Leamer

Laurence Leamer has taught school in the mountains of Nepal, mined coal in West Virginia, and worked in a French factory. He has written sixteen books, five of which have been "New York Times" best sellers.

The Artists

Directed by Elizabeth Margolius

Featuring Linda Reiter 

Linda Reiter received the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Solo Performance as Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy in the Greenhouse Theater Center’s 2016 production of ROSE.

*Member of Actors' Equity Association
** Member of the United Scenic Artists of America

Penned by Laurence Leamer, a distinguished Kennedy biographer in his own right, the piece is based on the 40 hours or more of taped interviews conducted by Robert Coughlan, the ghostwriter of Rose Kennedy's 1974 memoir. Coughlan died in 1992 and Leamer got the boxes of tapes.

~The Chicago Tribune

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