The Subject Was Roses

By Frank D. Gilroy, directed by Brian Sheldon

April 12-14, 2019 (Fri-Sun)

This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama by Frank D. Gilroy tells the story of Timmy Cleary, a young, idealistic soldier who returns from World War II to his parents’ New York apartment to find their marriage in shambles.  Reminiscing, the family attempts to recapture the past and return to a life that never really was.  Instead, Timmy discovers that he's left the battlefields of Europe only to become a prisoner of his parents' war of regret and recrimination.

Director: Brian Sheldon has a BS in Theatre Arts from Russell Sage College. He is the Managing Director of the Sand Lake Center for the Arts. Directing credits include The Heiress (Russell Sage Theatre Department); Looking for Normal, The Best Man, Peter and the Starcatcher (Albany Civic Theatre); Into The Woods (SLOC) and Dancing at Lughnasa (Troy Civic Theatre).  Brian also served as book writer for the award-winning Backbeard The Musical for the Theater Institute at Sage. 

Director: David Bunce is a Teacher/Artist-in-Residence with the Theatre Institute at Sage, Russell Sage College, where he directed Lord of the Flies, and played George in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. During his many years as an actor with NYSTI, David performed in London, Moscow, Sweden, NYC and the Middle East. He also directed And Then There Were None for the company. Films include Cold I Am; Arachnia, and the web series Super Knocked Up.

Steamer No. 10 Theatre, 500 Western Ave, Albany, NY. ( Map )
Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3:00 PM.