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Linda Monchik Is Rose Kennedy in Rose by Laurence Leamer @ Weaver
October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Weaver Library is proud to present Rose, a one-woman play by Laurence Leamer, performed by Linda Monchik and directed by Connie Crawford.
Rose is set in 1969 in the parlor of the Kennedys’ Hyannis Port compound a week after Teddy’s fateful accident at Chappaquiddick. Rose is the story of the triumphs and sorrows of Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, her family, her husband, and nine children, as told by the matriarch herself.
Leamer, an accomplished journalist and author, has written extensively about the Kennedys. He based his play on 40 hours of audio interviews with Rose Kennedy conducted by Robert Coughlan, the ghost writer of her 1974 memoir.
Monchik is an award-winning actor, having performed in and around the South Coast for over 25 years. She has had leading roles in theatres from Newport to Providence, Boston and Cape Cod, and has appeared in The Gamm, 2nd Story, Barker Playhouse, Commonwealth Shakespeare and most recently at the Cotuit Arts Center.
Rose is free and open to the public however seating is limited. Doors will open at 6:30pm.
This performance has been made possible by the support of the Friends of the East Providence Public Library.