An international art dealer arrives in South Africa in search of early works by an exiled painter. Annalise Morant, a South African woman, owns just such a work—a landscape, her most cherished possession. For reasons of their own, her children are eager for her to meet with the dealer; but when she does, it sets in motion a swift series of events sending her on an emotional and a physical journey—forcing her to come to terms with a past that has haunted her, to redress a wrong before it's too late. A story of the resilience of memory, the choices framed by circumstance, about love and loss, SCENT OF THE ROSES captures the essence of the new and the old South Africa in all its heart-breaking complexity.
"SCENT OF THE ROSES is a jewel of a play…a healing play for the aftermath of apartheid's segregation policies." —Seattle Herald. "…replete with desperate measures, startling revelations and astounding provisions…" —Seattle Post-Intelligencer. "…well-crafted scenes give the play its strength and appealing thrust." —Variety.