Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - 1980s
Settings Of Play - 1984. A beach house in Montauk, Long Island. The set consists mainly of the large living room, which is on top of a bluff that overlooks the ocean below.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Rose and Walsh follows two great literary figures and the depth and consequence of their enduring love. At a beautiful beach house on the tip of Long Island, Rose, a celebrated but near penniless author, receives nightly visits from Walsh, the love of her life and a famous writer himself. Now Walsh must go away forever, but not before securing Rose's financial future with an extraordinary proposal that promises to change everything.
"Neil Simon has been dancing around the issue of aging for about a decade now, never going toe-to-toe with the real consequence of old age: death. In 'Rose and Walsh,' he finally confronts the afterlife and its effect on loved ones left behind, creating his most rewarding play in years...There’s a big audience for a work like this...and 'Rose and Walsh' could well see extended runs anywhere it’s staged — even Broadway." - Variety, Read More
"Simon's old self shines through...it's clear that a sharp wit was behind this play..." - Talkin' Broadway
"Simon still has a knack for the female mystique...Rose and Walsh could be a definitive Simon production." - Theatre Mania
Rose and Walsh received its world premiere at the Geffen Playhouse in 2003 in Westwood, CA, under the direction of David Esbjornson.