"The House of Blue Leaves"

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John Guare’s award-winning farce looks at the chaos that ensues when the Pope pays a visit to Yankee Stadium

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The House of Blue Leaves

An “enchantingly zany and original farce” (The New York Times), John Guare’s 1966 play racked up four Tony Awards in its first run on Broadway. Pretty impressive for a play about a young guy who wants to blow up the Pope. When Artie Shaugnessy’s son goes AWOL with a homemade bomb in tow, it throws the tired songwriter’s already hectic life further into chaos, joining the heap of troubles alongside his wife, Bananas, and furious downstairs mistress, Bunny. When an old school friend with Hollywood connections joins the fray, Artie thinks there’s a chance his life might turn around, but destiny’s got other ideas.

American Repertory Theater of WNY

It started in 2008 with Axeman's Jazz, an original play by artistic director Matthew LaChiusa that explored a terrifying (and true) series of murders. While the subject matter was dark, the reception was anything but, earning the fledgling American Repertory Theater of WNY its first ARTIE nomination. Since then, they've kept up their winning streak with acclaimed darker material, as well as comedies such as Neil Simon's Laughter on the 23rd Floor. It's not all plays, either—A.R.T. has explored the work of celebrated composer Michael John LaChiusa, a multiple Tony-nominee, native son, and sharer of the artistic director's family tree.

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    The 330 Theater

    330 Amherst Street

    Buffalo, NY 14207

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