ROSE, by best-selling author Laurence Leamer, will kick-off the inaugural
2017-18 South Florida Season from Forum Productions, in conjunction with the
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 miznerparkculturalcenter.com/forum-greenhouse-productions/. Additional discounts and dinner arrangements are available for groups by contacting Alexis Radeke via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.