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4 Star Starred
Bus Barn Theater
97 Hillview Avenue Los Altos, CA 94022
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25 reviews
24 stars
attended Apr 21 2013

Excellent acting but in my opinion a totally stupid play.

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The House of Blue Leaves is the story Artie Shaughnessy, a zookeeper by day who harbors dreams of songwriting fame and glory. Laden by his wife’s mental illness, his son’s alienating behavior, and his girlfriend’s Lady Macbeth-like demands, Artie struggles hopelessly to attain his singular desire. From the seedy piano bars to a rundown Queens apartment, his world and its inhabitants conspire to hold him back—the visiting Pope, a trio of zealous nuns, the military police, psyche-ward orderlies, and eccentric Hollywood personalities. At once madcap and zany then sinister and nihilistic, Guare’s House of Blue Leaves is door-slamming comic farce, a gritty kitchen-sink drama, and a metaphysical contemplation on the purpose of one’s existence all rolled into one. It’s a play that can’t easily be pigeon-holed. 

About the Ticket Supplier: Los Altos Stage Company

The mission of the Los Altos Stage Company is to engage the community and artists in creating and experiencing intimate, professional-quality theater.