Have you ever become so obsessed with a goal that it devoured everything else in your life? This is the conflict for Artie, an incompetent songwriter who shares the delusion with his conniving mistress Bunny, that he must and WILL hit the big-time. The play is set on October 4, 1965--the day Pope Paul VI visited New York City to appeal for peace in the world. Artie and Bunny are determined to seize his blessing for their upcoming marriage and Artie's ill-fated music. Meanwhile, Artie's current and mentally ill wife Bananas, as well as his disturbed son Ronnie, employ their own methods of survival. John Guare's The House of Blue Leaves explores the chaos that ensues when one man thinks the world owes him more than what he's willing to give. Topics include: fame obsession, media influence, dissolution of the family, measurement of self-worth, and betrayal.
Produced by Vast Improvement Productions.
Hosted by Nathan Inzerillo and Nikki Jacobs.
Theme song written and performed by Nathan Inzerillo and Nikki Jacobs.