Event Details

The House of Blue Leaves

Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 - 2 p.m.

Location: Casino Theatre

Event Type: Performing Arts, Public Event

Audience: Public

Cost: $15 for general, $10 for seniors and military, $8 for Salve Regina students, faculty and staff
Contact: Department of Music, Theatre and Dance
Phone: (401) 341-2250

Set in Sunnyside, Queens on the day Pope Paul VI visited New York in 1965, “The House of Blue Leaves” centers on zookeeper and would-be songwriter Artie Shaughnessy. Desperate to escape life with his schizophrenic wife, Bananas, Artie is having an affair with his flamboyant neighbor, Bunny Flingus. The ambitious Bunny hatches a plan to commit Bananas and move to Hollywood so that Artie can collaborate with his childhood friend Billy Einhorn, who grew up to be a famous film director. Also on the scene are Artie and Bananas’ troubled son, a deaf movie actress and a trio of excitable nuns. By the end of this historic day, whose dreams will come true?