ROSIE, THE RETIRED ROCKETTE - 4F, One-Act (10 min). 86-year old Rosie is in a nursing home,
but she still thinks she's back in her fabulous Rockette days.


"I love it. It's just a lovely piece of black humor, yet heartwarming, and real. It's edgy, and sweet and
funny... and a bit warped." (CJ Ehrlich, Playwrights' Binge, 2011)

"
ROSIE THE RETIRED ROCKETTE: An elderly ex-chorus girl relives her glory days when her
granddaughters arrive for a holiday visit. A raucous, hilarious and moving story. Written by Daniel
Guyton, Directed by Linda Nile." (Press Release,
BroadwayWorld.com, 2013)

"When Dawn and her two daughters visit Dawn's mother, Rosie, in a nursing home, Rosie believes
that she is in her dressing room at Radio City and that her granddaughters are two new Rockettes.
While the granddaughters enjoy Rosie's scandalous stories - Rosie was a wild one - Dawn needs her
mother to see and recognize her. The acting was lovely, the direction was quite good, and the story
was moving." (Wendy Caster,
ShowShowdown.blogspot.com, 2012)

"I saw your play in the Estrogenius Festival... It was GREAT! I took a friend of mine and she also
LOVED your play. So moving and also funny. We were both in tears at the end." (Vanessa Shealy,
Emerging Artists' Theatre, 2013)

"The Academy Theatre folks did two short plays, [including] the touching
ROSIE, THE RETIRED
ROCKETTE
about an elderly woman living in a rest home being visited by her daughter and two
granddaughters at Christmas. I quite loved [it]." (Linda M Young,
HolidayHarbour.blogspot.com,
2012)

"One of my happiest times in the theatre, directing
ROSIE, THE RETIRED ROCKETTE by Daniel
Guyton with Bobbie Elzey as Rosie and Amy Morrow and Laura Lee Gill playing her
granddaughters." (Sylvia Davenporth-Veith, Onstage Atlanta, 2016)

"it was a great little play and so well done." (Judith Beasley, Onstage Atlanta, 2016)

"I saw this twice last week, once at Merry Little Holiday Shorts and then at ARTC's Atlanta
Christmas. Good show!" (Matt Lupo, Working Title Playwrights, 2012)

"We went to see Holiday Shorts yesterday at Onstage Atlanta. We loved it! '
ROSIE, THE RETIRED
ROCKETTE
' by Daniel Guyton was exceptional. Great Holiday experience. Tonight's the last night.
Go see it!" (John Stutte, Onstage Atlanta, 2012)

"Such a fun way to celebrate Christmas!! My favorite was
ROSIE, THE RETIRED ROCKETTE! It
made me cry - bittersweet play." (Cindy Clough, audience member, 2016)

--Performed at the Process Theatre's Play Day Read-A-Thon in Atlanta, GA, 2011
--Produced by
n.u.f.a.n. ensemble's 7 Plays in 7 Holi-days festival in Chicago, IL, 2011
--Produced at the
Estrogenius Festival in Manhattan, NY, 2012
--Published by
Heuer Publishing in 2012
--Produced by the
Duncanville Community Theatre in Duncanville, TX, 2012
--Produced by the
Performing Arts Foundation of Luna County in Deming, NM, 2012
--Produced by
Madrid High School in Madrid, IA, 2012
--Produced at
Onstage Atlanta's Merry Little Holiday Shorts in Atlanta, GA, 2012
--Produced at the
Academy Theatre's An Atlanta Christmas in Atlanta, GA, 2012
--Produced at
Christ Lutheran Church in Monroe, MI, 2013
--Produced at the
Lionheart Theatre's Holiday Punch in Norcross, GA, 2013
--Produced by
Montgomery Central Middle School in Cunngingham, TN, 2013
--Produced by
Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga in Chattanooga, TN, 2013
--Produced by
Suffolk County Community College in Selden, NY, 2013
--Produced by the
Mirror Theatre in North Hollywood, CA, 2013
--Produced as a Radio Drama by
KYRS Radio (92.3fm) in Spokane, WA, 2014
--Produced by
Second Stage Studio in Cumberland, RI, 2014
--Produced by
Valhalla High School Drama in Valhalla, NY, 2015
--Produced by Newnan High School in Newnan, GA, 2016
--Produced by
Lucan Drama Co in Dublin, Ireland, 2017

Press Release on BroadwayWorld.com (2013)
Review by Wendy Caster of ShowShowdown.blogspot.com (2012)
Review by Linda M Young of HolidayHarbour.blogspot.com (2012)
Press Release by Laura Mc Laughlin of The Liffey Champion (2017)
Rosie, the Retired Rockette