NOVEMBER 2010 - JOHN GUARE'S "THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES" FEATURING GUEST ARTIST AND PSU ALUM, JIM CAPUTO
The House of Blue Leaves is a heartbreakingly human comedy that explores
the lengths people will go to in their quest for the American Dream. Declared by the New York Times as "enchantingly zany and original,” The House of Blue Leaves fuses comedy, gritty drama and cultural commentary into an explosion of absurdity that pits disarmingly funny lines against the tragic circumstances of unfulfilled lives. With his comic examination of the pursuit of fame, John Guare depicts the destructive nature of the media on people’s dreams and personal lives.
The fanciful, swirling, eccentric world conjured by Guare garnered several prestigious awards, including the Obie, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best American Play and in 1986 a Tony Award.
This savagely funny play tackles the thorny issues of vanity, ego, celebrity glorification and other personal and societal dysfunctions as it flows between comedy and tragedy while hilariously dipping into all-out farce. With The House of Blue Leaves, Guare sets in motion a collision between fantasy and reality that explodes traditional theatrical convention.
Direction by Glenn Gauer
Designs by Bruce Keller and Margaret Chapman
Performs Friday, Nov. 12 through Saturday Nov. 20, 2010 in Lincoln Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Wed. through Sat. performances and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14
PSU BOX OFFICE: 503-725-3307
Ticket Prices for Mainstage Productions:
*PSU Students: $8.00 ($5.00 rush tickets 30 min before performance available for Wednesday and Thursday night shows ONLY)
*Students/Seniors/PSU Staff: $8.00
*Groups of 20 or more: $7.00
(*Includes Service Charge)