"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
- Strong Language
- Minimum Fee: $125 per performance
- 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
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.
- Multicultural casting
- Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
- Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
- Parts for Senior Actors
Rose and Walsh received its world premiere at the Geffen Playhouse in 2003 in Westwood, CA, under the direction of David Esbjornson.