The Story of Three Strangers . . . A Mother . . . A Father . . . A Son

"Michael Blevins is a wizard of a Director . . ." -- Peter Filichia,
National Theatre Critic

" honest and touching work...with simplicity, humor, and integrity ......a heartfelt family drama with echoes of Arthur Miller and Eugene O'Neil" –The New York Times

"In this corner, the verdict is roses. . . . Tender and lucid play." N.Y. World Telegram & Sun

Pulitzer Prize
Tony Award for Best Play
Best Play of the Year, N.Y. Drama Critics
Outer Critics Circle Award - Best Play
"First rate!" -- Variety

"Well worth your attention. See it!" -- WGMS Radio

"An extraordinary play." -- Roger Ebert
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Broadway, Film & Television veteran, Michael Blevins returns to The Johnson City Community Theatre to star with Lisa Love and New York Guest Artist Ryan Gregorio in Frank D. Gilroy's The SUBJECT WAS ROSES, playing a limited engagement at the States oldest continuous community theatre (JCCT, 600 East Maple Street, Johnson City ~ TN) with performances set for July 9 & 10 at 8PM and July 13 at 6PM.

THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES opened on Broadway in 1964 and received both the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The original stage production starred Jack Albertson, Irene Dailey and a young Martin Sheen. In 1968 author Frank D. Gilroy scripted a film version starring Albertson and Sheen along side Patricia Neal.

New York City actor/director, Michael Blevins, is a noted NY director/choreographer with credits at The Manhattan Theatre Club and most recently the GTT revival of Cy Coleman's SEESAW at Off-Broadway's historic Connelly Theatre. Area audiences will remember Blevins' recent production of the original musical COUNT TO TEN at the JCCT yet, he is most widely known as an actor on the Broadway stage and for his portrayal of Mark in the screen version of A CHORUS LINE.

For reservations by phone, please call 423-926-2542. Or, visit the box office at the Johnson City Community Theatre, located at 600 East Maple Street at the corner of Afton Street. All tickets are $15 and seating is limited.

About Those Roses or How Not to Do a Play and Succeed (and the Text of the Subject Was Roses)

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