THERE SHOULD BE ROSES
By Dave Williams
Production: April 23 – May 2, 2021
Auditions: March 1 & 2, 2021
Lester and Albert are lifelong best friends sharing their twilight years in an upscale San Francisco retirement community they sometimes refer to as Stalag Sun City. On the eve of Lester’s sixtieth wedding anniversary he and a reluctant Albert plot to escape from the home to deliver roses to the grave of Lester’s beloved wife, Elizabeth. Along the way they are mugged, arrested, and they meet Mary, an elderly woman who lives in cold luxury with a family too busy to appreciate or even notice her. Together the three of them lead some frantic retirement home employees on a pursuit through San Francisco to a cemetery in Oakland, where an officious hospital administrator, two young nurses and Lester’s middle-aged children learn important lessons through the wisdom of the aged. Originally written for the stage, winner of three national playwriting awards, THERE SHOULD BE ROSES is the warm, funny and poignant story of the love that endures for those who live long and well.