Thorn amidst 'Roses'
Posted: June 13, 2012 at 10:26 a.m.
Most plays that have been deemed “flops” remain in the flop file. A few may somehow emerge to take on a new life, or to assume the one that might have been wrongfully denied them. Such is the case with William Inge’s 1959 A Loss of Roses.
The Arkansas Repertory Theatre chose A Loss of Roses for the final play of its 2011-12 season after securing the directorial services of Austin Pendleton, a director, playwright and film and stage actor. He received a Tony nomination for his direction of The Little Foxes on Broadway, which starred Elizabeth Taylor and Maureen Stapleton. More recently, he directed Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard in Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters. His film roles include Catch-22, My Cousin Vinny, A Beautiful Mind and Mr. and Mrs. Bridge.
Read more about the production that opens Friday in tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.