By Tulis McCall
This Rose Tattoo is a disappointing production for many reason. The main one is that the gravity of Serafina Delle Rose (Marisa Tomei) seems to have been overlooked – hence her joy is diminished. This is 1950 on the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Alabama. Serafina is an immigrant who came to this country before WWII and has spent decades on the Gulf Coast with only the Holy VIrgin Mary and her husband as her strength. Everyone else is suspect. When her husband falls, so she falls. In this production we never see the unkempt and ugly woman she becomes after his death. We are not allowed in to feel her pain. Therefore we miss out on her discovery of joy. We are observers. This Tennessee Williams is sugar coated.
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Written by Tennessee Williams; Directed by Trip Cullman
WITH: Marisa Tomei, Cassie Beck Alexander Bello, Tina Benko, Susan Cella, Emun Elliott, Paige Gilbert, Greg Hildreth, Isabella Iannelli, Jacob Michael Laval, Antoinette Lavecchia, Kecia Lewis, Ellyn Marie Marsh, Portia, Ella Rubin, Jennifer Sánchez, Constance Shulman and Burke Swanson
The design team includes Mark Wendland (sets), Clint Ramos (costumes), Ben Stanton (lights), Fitz Patton (original music & sound), and Lucy Mackinnon (projections).
Emun Elliot is appearing with the permission of Actors’ Equity Association. The Producer gratefully acknowledges Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance of this production.
TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets for The Rose Tattoo are available by calling 212.719.1300 or online at roundabouttheatre.org. Ticket prices range from $59-$159. For groups of 10 or more please call 212-719-9393 x 365 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.