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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 theoblack@hotmail.com for more information.


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