“I’m eighty years old. I find that unforgivable, and suddenly it’s a millennium and I stink of the past century, but what can I do?” Rose is a survivor. Her remarkable life began in a tiny Russian village, took her to Warsaw’s ghettos and a ship called The Exodus, and finally to the boardwalks of Atlantic City, the Arizona canyons and salsa-flavoured nights in Miami Beach. The play is both a sharply drawn portrait of a feisty Jewish woman and a moving reminder of some of the events that shaped the 20th century. Written by Martin Sherman, the celebrated American author of Bent, Rose premiered at the Royal National Theatre in London where it was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Play. It was produced on Broadway by Lincoln Center Theater. Directed by Howard Millman. Starring: Carolyn Michel.