Rose Colored Glass (Bigelow/Goldberg)

Rose Colored Glass (Bigelow/Goldberg)

by: Sue Bigelow, Janice Goldberg

by: Sue Bigelow, Janice Goldberg

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Rose Colored Glass (Bigelow/Goldberg)

Rose Colored Glass (Bigelow/Goldberg)

by: Sue Bigelow, Janice Goldberg

by: Sue Bigelow, Janice Goldberg

Overview

Set in 1938 Chicago, Rose Colored Glass, takes place in the back rooms of Lady O'Riley's and Rose Fleishman's delicatessen. Their disparate worlds, separated by much more than the alley between their kitchens, are about to collide. Peg O'Riley,the 13-year-old granddaughter of Lady, has grown determined that these two mistrustful widows will become friends, but it is not until they become involved in the same cause that their friendship has a chance to bloom.

In a series of stunning flashbacks, Peg now older, remembers the moving story of how lady and Rose formed a united front to fight American apathy in an attempt to bring Rose's nephew out of Europe before the war. Rose Colored Glassis a unique work - it shows the beginning of the holocaust from our side of the ocean and how two remarkable women struggle not only with American apathy, but also with immigration laws and bureaucracy, in addition to their own prejudices...all in the name of one boy's safe passage from Europe to America.

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Details

  • Genre: Period
  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII, 1930s
  • Cast Attributes: All Female, Ensemble cast, Roles for Teens, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Authors

Sue Bigelow

Sue Bigelow

Janice Goldberg

Janice L. Goldberg co-wrote Rose Colored Glass with Susan Bigelow. This play, published by Samuel French, received its Off-Broadway premiere at Theatre 54 and was named as a 2009 and 2010 selection for the NEA’s Big Read Program in California and Maryland. Ms. Goldberg has directed seven other plays that were co-writte ...

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