Alternate History Theatre

I saw this quote about The Subject Was Roses on Playbill, then had to double-check to see if it was part of the actual press materials:

“Set in 1946 during World War II, this is a timeless, important play with characters so rich and believable that your heart goes out to them, wishing they could break out of old family patterns. These are people we can all identify with. It makes for compelling theatre.”
– Michael Ritchie, Center Theatre Group Artistic Director

Wow, I thought it was only this century’s wars that were never-ending!

Or maybe they’re doing some sort of Harry Turtledove adaptation twist and the play now takes place in an alternate World War II. That’ll bring in the crowds!

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