ROSE with acclaimed actress Linda Monchik. Named Best One Woman Show by the Cape Cod Times, this is the Kennedy story as told by the matriarch Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy.
ROSE with acclaimed actress Linda Monchik. Named Best One Woman Show by the Cape Cod Times, this is the Kennedy story as told by the matriarch Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. We meet Rose in July 1969 at the Kennedy’s Hyannis Port Compound, the week after Teddy’s fateful accident at Chappaquiddick.
Rose is the Kennedy story as told by the matriarch, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy who lived it all. We meet Rose in July 1969 at the Kennedy’s Hyannis Port Compound, the week after Teddy’s fateful accident at Chappaquiddick. She is being interviewed for by Mr. Coughlan who is to write her autobiography and she shares the highlights of her life, both humorous and tragic. With her we relive her lively childhood as the favorite daughter of “Honey Fitz”, Boston’s first Irish American mayor, meet her first love and husband, Joe Kennedy, and travel with them along the celebrated road to the JFK White House. We see how Rose struggles with multiple family tragedies and learn how her faith and family sustain her. In Leamer’s play, Rose finds new understanding and of the choices she made as well as those made by her husband and children. Inspired by actual audio recordings Rose Kennedy made, Rose takes the audience on a fascinating and unexpected journey with someone we thought we knew.
Linda is highly acclaimed actor who has performed her one-woman shows throughout New England for the past 20 years. In addition to Rose, she has portrayed Emily Dickinson in the Belle of Amherst Golda Meir in Golda’s Balcony. She has appeared in productions at the Gamm Theatre in Providence and Commonwealth Shakespeare Theatre in Boston and has had lead roles in many shows, such as Glass Menagerie, Plaza Suite, Wit, The Beauty Queen of Leenane and Waverly Gallery in local theatres from Providence to Cape Cod. She first performed Rose at the Woods Hole Theatre Company and was named Best One Woman show by the Cape Cod Times. Since then she has brought Rose to the Cotuit Arts Center for a sold out run and other venues throughout the South Coast. Linda earned a Masters in Theatre at Emerson College and studied acting at Brown University and Shakespeare & Co. SPONSORS: HELEN FEHER