The Subject Was Roses

The Subject Was Roses

by: Frank D. Gilroy

by: Frank D. Gilroy

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The Subject Was Roses

The Subject Was Roses

by: Frank D. Gilroy

by: Frank D. Gilroy

Overview

It is May of 1946 and Timmy Cleary has come home from the war to his estranged parents, John and Nettie, in the Bronx apartment where he grew up. As their reunion promises a return to life as it never was, John, giving up a lucrative business opportunity, attends a ball game with his son and grudgingly, at Timmy's request, returns with roses for Nettie in an insincere attempt at reconciliation. Reminiscing, the three attempt to recapture the past and all it symbolizes, but the ideal is shattered amidst recriminations. The next morning Timmy announces he is leaving once again, and husband and wife must face the reality of life with only their memories.

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Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Period
  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII
  • Target Audience: Adult

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Frank D. Gilroy

Frank Daniel Gilroyis an award-winning playwright, producer, screenwriter and director. After graduating from Dartmouth College and the Yale School of Drama, he contributed profusely as a writer to the golden age of television. His impressive first play, Who'll Save the Plowboy?, won an Obie Award in 1962. In 1965, his ...

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