ROSE, an Intimate Portrait of Rose Kennedy, Opens Forum Productions’ Inaugural 2017-18 Season at Mizner Park Cultural Center

November 29, 2017

December 23, 2017

7:30 pm To 10:00 pm

201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL, United States

Event Description

ROSE, by best-selling author Laurence Leamer, will kick-off the inaugural

2017-18 South Florida Season from Forum Productions, in conjunction with the

Greenhouse Theater Center NFP.


ROSE, presents an intimate portrait of Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, Camelot’s

“queen mother,” as she retraces the rise and fall of her great family. Set in 1969

at the Kennedy’s Hyannis Port compound, one week after Teddy Kennedy’s

infamous car accident on a bridge in Chappaquiddick, Mass, Rose reflects on

her life and her family’s triumphs and tragedies.


The play is based on never-before-heard interviews conducted by Robert

Coughlan, the ghostwriter of Rose Kennedy’s 1974 memoir, and compiled by

distinguished Kennedy biographer and Palm Beach resident Laurence Leamer.

A renowned Kennedy expert, Leamer has penned three best-selling tomes:

“The Kennedy Women: The Saga of an American Family,” “The Kennedy Men”

and “Sons of Camelot.”


ROSE is directed by revered Chicago director Steve Scott and stars Linda

Reiter, a Chicago theater veteran who originated the role at The Greenhouse

Theater and who’s currently nominated for a Jeff Award as best actress for her

portrayal. Her numerous credits also include the television dramas Chicago

Med (NBC), Chicago PD (NBC) and The Beast (A&E). Her voice can be heard

in over 30 episodes of The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas (Falcon Picture Group)

and she has received 13 Jeff Award nominations (Equity and non-Equity) and

garnered six non-Equity Awards.


COST: $28 – $66 each

Tickets available on the Mizner Park Cultural Center website at Additional discounts and dinner arrangements are available for groups by contacting Alexis Radeke via email at

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