Rose and Walsh

by  Neil Simon

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 2f

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

Read more +

Rose and Walsh

by  Neil Simon

License Estimator

Use this tool for cost estimates based on your specific needs.

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

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.
Read more +

Reviews

REVIEWS

"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

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $125 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1980s
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: 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: Period Costumes

Casting

2m, 2f
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. 


See all +

Cast Attributes

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

More

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 ...

View full profile

Rose and Walsh received its world premiere at the Geffen Playhouse in 2003 in Westwood, CA, under the direction of David Esbjornson. 

Now Playing

Community Experiences