Cotuit Center for the Arts is planning to present a one-night-only performance of “Rose,” a one-woman play by Laurence Leamer, Wednesday, August 14, at 7:30 PM on the main stage. Proceeds from the production will benefit the Center.
Set in 1969 in the parlor of the Kennedys’ Hyannis Port compound a week after Ted’s fateful accident on a bridge at Chappaquiddick, “Rose” is the story of the triumphs and sorrows of Rose Fitzpatrick Kennedy, her family, her husband, and her nine children, as told by the matriarch herself.
Both stoic and fragile, reserved and revealing, Rose, played by Linda Monchik, recalls the remarkable accomplishments and the incredible losses of the Kennedy family, reflects on the Camelot years and more difficult times, and finds new understanding of the choices she made, as well as those made by her husband and children.
Ms. Monchik has performed in numerous theatrical productions on the Cape, in Boston, and in Providence, Rhode Island, including the 2017 performance of “Rose,“ directed by Joan Edstrom at the Woods Hole Theater Company. She has appeared in several Cotuit Center for the Arts productions, including “Thirty-Three Variations,” “The Beauty Queen of Leenane,” “Steel Magnolias,” “The Belle of Amherst” and “The Weight of Silence.”
Tickets are $50, $45 for seniors and $40 for members, and can be purchased at www.artsonthecape.org.
The Center is at 4404 Route 28 in Cotuit.