Jenny Sutton on DCMetroTheaterArts.com Says: “Providence Players of Fairfax once again offers audiences a chance to revisit a classic and provides a funny, yet poignant production, featuring fine performances by a very talented cast. Don’t miss it…Well directed by Michael P. Donahue and performed by a super cast, Providence Players of Fairfax presents John Guare’s wacky, fast-paced black comedy The House of Blue Leaves.”
Tickets Here and At The Door
The Providence Players are currently performing John Guare’s wacky and beautifully fashioned dramatic farce which illuminates the American dream and obsession with celebrity. Zoo attendant Artie Shaughnessy is a failed songwriter with visions of fame and glory. He copes with an overly medicated wife, an impatient mistress, an AWOL and homicidal son being pursued by military police, and beer-drinking nuns on the day the Pope visits New York City. His girlfriend convinces Artie to call his old school buddy Billy Einhorn, a famous film director from Los Angeles, to finagle a job writing music for Billy’s movies in a desperate attempt to find stardom, only to have the plan blow up. Set in 1965 in Queens NY, The House of Blue Leaves is a unique blend of farce, dark comedy and drama. The New York Times called this multiple Tony award recognized play and winner of the Obie and Drama Critics’ awards for Best American Play, “Enchanting, zany and original”.
Audience Member: “Loved it! Great cast – the acting was excellent and great set! Very provocative and interesting play!”
This production contains mature themes and some strong language.
Performances will be held at The James Lee Community Center Theater in Falls Church 2855 Annandale RD Falls Church VA 22042
REMAINING PERFORMANCE DATES AND TIMES
Thurs., Fri. and Sat. 7:30 p.m. March 21, 22, 27, 28, & 29
Final Sunday Matinee 2:00 p.m. March 23
Adult – $20
Senior (62+) – $17
Student (w/ ID) – $17
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Photos by Chip Gertzog, Providence Players