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Rose and Walsh - Full Length Play, Comedy

Rose and Walsh

Neil Simon

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Full Length Play, Comedy

2m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573703348

Rose and Walsh follows two great literary figures and the depth and consequence of their enduring love.

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Minimum Fee: $125 per performance


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.


Interior Set

Period Costumes


Strong Language


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. 



2m, 2f


Multicultural casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Parts for Senior Actors

ROSE STEINER - She is 64 years old. A pulitzer-prize winning playwright.
WALSH MCLAREN - He is in his mid fifties. A famous mystery writer.
ARLENE MOSS - 34, Rose's assistant.
GAVIN CLANCY - mid-30s. A young, talented, writer. 

Neil Simon

Neil Simon

American playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon is widely regarded as one of the most successful, prolific and performed playwrights in the world. In addition toLost In Yonkers, which won a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize, his plays and musicals include Come Blow Your Horn, Little Me, Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, Sweet Charity, The Star-Spangled Girl, Plaza Suite, Promises, Promises, Last ... view full profile

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