- Winner! 1965 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Winner! Tony® Award for Best Play
Winner! New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play
"With simplicity, humor and integrity [Gilroy] has looked into the hearts of three decent people and discovered, by letting them discover, the feelings that divide and join them." - The New York Times, Read More
"One of the best-written plays of all those which have been honored with a Tony." - EU Jacksonville, Read More
"Gilroy’s script is such meaty material, so well-constructed and so inexpensive to produce." - Florida Theatre on Stage, Read More
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $90 per performance
- Time Period: 1940s / WWII
- Duration: 105 Minutes
- Setting: A middle-class apartment, in May 1946.
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
NETTIE CLEARY - his wife, 45
TIMMY CLEARY - 21
The Subject Was Roses premiered at The Royale Theatre in New York City in May 1964 under the direction of Ulu Grosbard.