NOW PLAYING: Miners Alley Playhouse's ROSE COLORED GLASS
Miners Alley Playhouse presents
Rose Colored Glass
Miners Alley Playhouse continues their 2011 season with Rose Colored Glass May 6 through June 19. Set in 1938 Chicago, Rose Colored Glass takes place in Lady O'Rileys Pub and Rose Fleishman's Delicatessen. Their disparate worlds, separated by much more that the alley between their kitchens, are about to collide.
Peg O' Riley, the 13-year-old granddaughter of Lady, has grown determined that these two mistrustful widows will become friends, but it is not until they become involved in the same cause that their friendship has a chance to bloom. In a series of stunning flashbacks, Peg now older, remembers the moving story of how Lady and Rose formed a united front to fight American apathy in an attempt to bring Rose's nephew out of Europe before the war.
Rose Colored Glass is a unique work - it shows the beginning of the holocaust from our side of the ocean and how two remarkable women struggle not only with American apathy, but also with immigration laws and bureaucracy, in addition to their own prejudices...all in the name of one boy's safe passage from Europe to America. The cast, under the direction of Rick Bernstein, includes Paige Lynn Larson, Billie McBride and Alaina Reel.
Susan Bigelow & Janice Goldberg, have been writing plays together for over 15 years. Janice L. Goldberg has directed over 75 new plays. Off Broadway she directed "Rose Colored Glass". Susan and Janice have co-authored five plays together, Janice has directed each at Plays-in-Progress in Eureka, CA as well as Autumn Run for CAP21's Blackjacks Festival. Rose Colored Glass has been a finalist for the US Theater-west Competition and the Dorothy Silver Playwriting Award and was also read with Frances Sternhagen at Manhattan Theatre Club.
Miners Alley Playhouse presents Rose Colored Glass playing May 6 through June 19. Performance dates are Fridays and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays 6 p.m. (Sunday, June 19 is at 2 p.m.; no 6 p.m. performance that day). Tickets are available by calling 303-935-3044 or online at www.minersalley.com.