New York City
It is 1965: the Pope is coming to New York City and comical chaos is about to reign. House of Blue Leaves, winner of four Tony Awards, is a dark comedy with neurotic characters. This social commentary of the ’60s follows Artie Shaughnessy, a zookeeper by day and a hope-to-be songwriter by night. He fears that he is “too old to be a young talent.” Artie’s creative space is interrupted by a cast of crazy characters – nuns on the roof, his loony wife Bananas, his manic mistress Bunny and his psychotic son Ronnie, who is preparing to assassinate the Pope. This absurd comedy brings to light the lengths people will go to for their 15 minutes of fame.
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