Nevada Union, Bear River students come together in ‘The House of Blue Leaves’ |

Nevada Union, Bear River students come together in ‘The House of Blue Leaves’

Nevada Union and Bear River high schools join together to put on the play “The House of Blue Leaves” in Grass Valley. Written by John Guare, it is a whirlwind trip through the lives of Artie Shaughnessy (a New York zookeeper whose dream is to do music for movies), his house-confined wife, Bananas, and his neighbor/fiance, Bunny.

Their story unfolds on the day the pope is visiting New York. Mayhem ensues when three nuns trapped on the roof break in through the fire escape; Artie’s son, Ronnie, tries to blow up the Pope; and their friend Billy (a famous Hollywood producer) arrives with his film star girlfriend, Corinna. The play runs the gamut from comic to tragic and from realistic to overtly theatrical.

Eight high school students star in this joint cast with Theo Black directing. It all takes place at 7:30 p.m. tonight through Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Off Center Stage, 315 Richard St. (behind The Center for the Arts).

Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults and may be purchased at the door. E-mail Black at for more information.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User