May 09 - 24 2014
The House of Blue Leaves

The House of Blue Leaves

Presented by Trustus Theatre at Trustus Theatre

 Artie Shaughnessy is a songwriter with visions of glory. Toiling by day as a zoo-keeper, he suffers in seedy lounges by night, plying his wares at piano bars in Queens, New York where he resides with his wife, Bananas, who lives up to her name. Artie's mistress, Bunny Flingus, lives downstairs. She will sleep with him anytime but refuses to cook for him until they are married. On the day the Pope is making his first visit to the city, Artie's son Ronny goes AWOL from Fort Dix. He stashes a homemade bomb in Yankee Stadium intending to blow up the Pope. On the same day Artie's old school chum, now a successful Hollywood producer, Billy Einhorn arrives with starlet girlfriend in tow. Artie hopes Billy holds the key to Artie's dreams of getting out of Queens and away from the life he so despises. But like many dreams, this promise of glory teeters amid the chaos of ordinary lives.

1971 Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best American Play
1971 Obie Award for Best American Play
1986 Tony Award Nominee for Best Revival of a Play
1986 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Play

Admission Info

Adults $22.00, Seniors/Military $20.00, Students $15.00, Student Rush (15 minutes prior to curtain) $11.00

Phone: 803-254-9732


Dates & Times

2014/05/09 - 2014/05/24

Additional time info:

Doors and bar opens 1 hour prior to curtain. 1/2 price student tickets available 15 minutes prior to curtain.

Location Info

Trustus Theatre

520 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29201