The Sherman Playhouse Kicks off 2017 with HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES
On April 21, The Sherman Playhouse will kick off its 2017 theatrical season with John Guare's dark comedy, The House of Blue Leaves.
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.
The House of Blue Leaves is directed by Katherine Almquist of Sharon.
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).
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.
On Thursday, April 20, all patrons are invited to attend a "Half-Price Preview Night" at 8:00 p.m., where tickets are only $12. Students may see any performance for only $12 if they pay in cash only at the door and carry a valid student ID. Students may not make reservations in advance for a performance.
Reservations can be made online at shermanplayers.org or by calling the box office at (860) 354-3622.
The Sherman Playhouse is a non-Equity theatre company located at 5 Route 39 North (next to the firehouse) in Sherman, CT.