I was very excited about the OU Playmakers’ production of The House of Blue Leaves, which ran Feb. 11-Feb. 13 at the Conant Performing Arts Center. The play tells a tale of the day that Pope Paul VI visited New York City. It’s a black comedy play that features nuns, a political bombing, a GI headed for Vietnam, a zookeeper that has dreams of making it in Hollywood, and his schizophrenic wife. It was a wild ride!
On top of this interesting storyline, the playwright, John Guare, is a very accomplished. He won a Pulitzer Prize for one of his other works. The Oglethorpe students that acted in this play included: Elizabeth Beesley, Kyle Brumley, Max Flick, Hillary Heath, Cassie Hendrix, Seth Langer, Elizabeth Lanier, Weston Manders, Sonya Myers, Christopher Richardson and Kate Wicker.
Apparently, if you dressed up as a nun, according to the shows’s director Pete Cutter, you got in for free! Talk about a wild audience!