Project Description

House of Blue Leaves at Delta Drama

By John Guare

Directed by Ashlee Temple

“Enchantingly zany and original farce”
~The New York Times

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 as well as three surly nuns and a deaf movie star. The House of Blue Leaves is a dark farce, by turns deeply funny and sadly poignant that offers us a glimpse into an America we can still recognize today.


Evening performances
May 6, 7, 13, 14 | 8 p.m.

Matinee Performances
May 8 & 15 | 2 p.m.

Tillie Lewis Theatre
Tickets: Adults – $12; Students, Seniors – $10