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Martin Sheen, Frances Conroy, Brian Geraghty to Star in The Subject Was Roses logo
Martin Sheen
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Martin Sheen, Frances Conroy, and Brian Geraghty will star in the Center Theatre Groups production of Frank D. Gilroy's Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Subject Was Roses, to run February 10-March 21. The production, which will open officially on February 21, will be directed by Neil Pepe. It replaces the previously announced Speed-the-Plow in the Taper season.

The play is a depiction of a father, mother, and son whose complex and strained family dynamic becomes sadly clear after the son returns from a three-year stint in the army.

The show will feature set design by Walt Spangler, costume design by Laura Bauer, lighting design by Rui Rita, music composition by Obadiah Eaves, and sound design by Cricket S. Myers.

Sheen, who portrayed the son in the play's original Broadway production and in the 1968 film version, is best known for his Emmy Award-winning work on NBC's The West Wing. Conroy is a Tony Award nominee for The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, an Obie Award winner for The Last Yankee, and an Emmy nominee for HBO's Six Feet Under. Geraghty can currently be seen on the big screen in The Hurt Locker.

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