Manhattan Theatre Source presents the world premiere of Ellen Boscov’s evocative play The Roses on the Rocks.
In a time and place hovering between dreams and reality, a prostituted, orphaned Latina teenager, and her pimp’s widow attempt to form a loving family in a house haunted by evil. After her pimp Bill’s death, Blossom, nearly 15-years-old and HIV-positive, has no where to turn. Guided by his wicked ghost, she visits his grieving widow, Peggy, and slowly the two women form a bond. As Blossom’s Quinceañera nears, she and Peggy confront their past and improbable future.
Directed by Richard Caliban (Homo Sapien Shuffle), The Roses on the Rocks features a cast including Scott Sowers (Broadway revival, A Streetcar Named Desire), Rachel Jones (Broadway, Meet Me in St. Louis), Fulvia Vergel and Elia Monte-Brown and musicians Helena Epsvall and Alberto Villa-Lobos. The creative team includes Edward T. Morris (set design), Kia Rogers (lighting) and Rana Santacruz (original music). Dana Rossi serves as the stage manager.
About the Company: Manhattan Theatre Source
Manhattantheatresource is a not-for-profit art service organization celebrating its fifth anniversary. Its 55-seat theatre, book store and cabaret, run by full-time volunteers, have afforded more than 2,400 artists opportunities to work in over 475 productions. The Source also provides workshops, marketing and design support, voiceover and video editing services and career consulting to local artists.
Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm
Extra performance: Saturday, June 27 at 2pm
Theater: Manhattan Theatre Source
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