Roses Are Blue, based on text by Gertrude Stein, is the story of a child awakening to her unique identity as an individual. “Where, when, why am I a little girl named Rose?” she asks, striking out into an external wilderness and an internal jungle of doubts and expectations. Searching for herself, she encounters sweet, mysterious, frightening, and strange situations along the way. In Rose’s world — her dog, her school, her family — each interaction is both familiar and new. After a vision of a “a mountain near and it was all clear,” she’s possessed by the urge to climb, despite dangers: a scary forest, a rushing waterfall, monsters and devils. During a dark night, she ritualistically carves her name into a tree. As the sun rises on a new day, Rose goes under a rainbow to the mountain’s peak, where she sits "All alone on top of everything.”