Rose and Walsh
An apt coda to Neil Simon’s brilliant career, “Rose and Walsh” is a heartfelt generational comedy whose themes of love and loss are tempered by a healthy dose of self-deprecating humor. In a cozy beachfront house in eastern Long Island, a literary icon named Rose (Rosemary Cline), celebrated but in dire financial straits, receives nightly visits from Walsh (Andrew Botsford), the love of her life and a famous writer in his own right.
Unnerved by Walsh’s revelation of an unexpected yet imminent departure, Rose learns that he intends to help secure her financial future through a unique creative partnership. The plan promises to change everything – not only for the two longtime lovers, but also for Rose’s talented and selfless assistant Arlene (Alaina Manzo), as well as a brash young writer, Gavin Clancy (Alexander Massaad), whose cynicism rises to the surface when Rose summons him to her home with an unusual proposal.