The House of Blue Leaves
by John Guare
Directed by Ashlee Temple
May 6, 7, 13, 14 ~ 8 p.m.
and 8, 15 ~ 2 p.m.
Tillie Lewis Theatre
Tickets: Adults – $12; Students, Seniors – $10
It’s 1965 and the pope is coming to visit New York City. Up in Sunnyside, Queens, Artie Shaughnessy, zookeeper by day and ambitious songwriter by night dreams of escaping from a life of mediocrity and invisibility. Artie is both helped and hampered by the crazy aspirations of those around him including his depressed wife Bananas, his food mad mistress Bunny, his AWOL celebrity obsessed son, Ronnie, and his big shot producer friend, Billy not to mention three surly nuns and a genuine movie star! The House of Blue Leaves is a dark farce, both deeply funny and sadly poignant by turns, that offers us a glimpse into an America that resonates with us today.
Enchantingly zany and original farce! — The New York Times