Photo Flash: First Look at THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES at The Sherman Playhouse

On Friday, April 21, The Sherman Playhouse will kick off its 2017 theatrical season with John Guare's award-winning play, The House of Blue Leaves. The curtain rises at 8:00 p.m. for a four-week run. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

The play focuses on Artie Shaughnessy, an aspiring songwriter who wants to escape from his wife "Bananas," elope with his Mistress Bunny, and write a hit song to boot. In October 1965, when Pope Paul visits New York, Bunny convinces Artie to call his old school friend Billy, a film director in L.A., to ask for a job scoring Billy's films. However, before Artie can reach Billy, Artie's son goes AWOL from the army with nefarious intentions. The ensuing events are hilarious, thought-provoking and chilling all at once.

Area actors featured in the cast are Ron Thomas (Washington), John Fabiani (Watertown), Judy Sullivan (Bridgewater), Blythe Everett, Rufus De Rham (both Kent), Alex Desjardins, Jessica Gleason (both Sherman), Keli Solomon, Stacy-Lee Frome, and Erin Shaughnessy(all New Milford).

Besides Mr. and Mrs. Almquist, the show's crew consists of sound designer David White, lighting designer Al Chiapetta, costumer Lisa Bonelli, and set designer Bill Hughes.

The House of Blue Leaves runs April 21,22 28,29,30 May 5,6,7 12,13,14 at 8:00 p.m. on Fridays & Saturdays with three 2:00 p.m. Sunday matinees on April 30, May 7 and 14. Tickets are $24 for adults and $12 for children. Reservations can be made online at shermanplayers.org or by calling the box office at (860) 354-3622.

Photo credit: Josh Siegel

high res photos Photo Flash: First Look at THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES at The Sherman Playhouse
John Fabiani as Artie Shaugnessy, Keli Solomon as Bananas, and Rufus De Rham as Billy Einhorn Photo Flash: First Look at THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES at The Sherman Playhouse
Jeff Solomon as The Man in White, Jessica Gleason as The Little Nun, Adam Battelstein as The Sergeant (on top), and Alex Desjardin (on floor) as Ronnie Shaughnessy Photo Flash: First Look at THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES at The Sherman Playhouse
John Fabiani, Keli Solomon, and Stacy-Lee Frome as Bunny Photo Flash: First Look at THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES at The Sherman Playhouse
Stacy-Lee Frome (standing), Keli Solomon, and Erin Shaughnessy as Corrina Stroller Photo Flash: First Look at THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES at The Sherman Playhouse
John Fabiani and Keli Solomon

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