Rose reading

Meet “Rose”, the Grande Dame of the Kennedy Family at the Greenhouse

**** Highly Recommended **** I never really understood what a grande dame was until I saw “Rose”, Linda Reiter’s one woman show about the Kennedy family matriarch. A grande dame is an elderly woman of great prestige or ability, a woman with opinions, maybe a socially prominent. Reiter’s Rose Kennedy epitomizes these qualities as she talks about her life. Since I didn’t get to see “Rose” the first time around, I was delighted that the Greenhouse brought it back. 4 Spotlights

“Rose” runs through March 11th at the Greenhouse Theater Center (Downstairs Main Stage), 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago. Parking is available in the Lincoln Garage (formerly the Children’s Memorial Hospital Garage) about a block and a half north of the Greenhouse. 2-4 hours will run you around $10. Metered street parking can also be found, especially on week nights. Running time is 90 minutes, no intermission. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 pm; Sunday at 2:30 pm. There will be added matinee performances on Wednesday, January 31, Saturday, February 10, Wednesday, February 14, Saturday, February 24, Wednesday, February 28 and Saturday, March 10. Tickets range from $35-$45. FYI (773) 404-7336 or

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