Rose's Dilemma

by  Neil Simon

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 2f

In her beach house in the Hamptons, celebrated writer Rose Stern stands at a crossroads: she hasn't written anything in years and money is getting short. Her former lover, literary lion Walsh McLaren, offers her-from beyond the grave-an opportunity to regain her celebrity and gross millions.

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Rose's Dilemma

by  Neil Simon

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

In her beach house in the Hamptons, celebrated writer Rose Stern stands at a crossroads: she hasn't written anything in years and money is getting short. Her former lover, literary lion Walsh McLaren, offers her-from beyond the grave-an opportunity to regain her celebrity and gross millions. It's not going to be easy and a "ghost" writer is required setting in motion another touching and unpredictable romantic theatrical by America's premier Pulitzer Prize-winning comic playwright.
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"Mr. Simon is still producing a brand of comedy that takes the sting out of mortal fears." - The New York Times

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $125 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: Rose's beach house
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2m, 2f
ROSE - a struggling writer
ARLENE - Rose's daughter and her assistant
WALSH - Rose's former lover, a ghost
CLANCY - an aspiring young novelist
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Authors

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 to Lost 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 Coupl ...

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Rose's Dilemma premiered at Manhattan Theatre Club in November 2003 under the direction of Lynn Meadow.

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