Wellesley Repertory Theatre: The House of Blue Leaves
by John Guare
January 7-31 | 7:00 PM performances each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; 2:00 PM performances each Saturday and Sunday
Alumnae Hall Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre
Artie Shaughnessy is a songwriter with visions of glory. Toiling by day as a zoo-keeper, he suffers in seedy lounges by night, plying his wares at piano bars in Queens, New York where he lives with his wife, Bananas—much to the chagrin of Artie’s downstairs mistress, Bunny Flingus, who will sleep with him but refuses to cook until they are married. On the day the Pope is making his first visit to the city, Artie’s son Ronny goes AWOL from Fort Dix, stowing a home made-bomb intended to blow up the Pope in Yankee Stadium. Also arriving is Artie’s old school chum, Billy Einhorn, now a successful Hollywood producer with starlet girlfriend in tow, who holds the key to Artie’s dreams of getting out of Queens and away from the life he so despises. But like many dreams, this promise of glory evaporates amid the chaos of ordinary lives.
$20 General Admission, $10 Seniors and Students
For tickets to this Wellesley Repertory Theatre production, please call 781.283.2000.