Event The House of Blue Leaves
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Venue Playhouse, Melbourne, VIC
First Date 1 November 1990
Opening Date 3 November 1990
Last Date 24 November 1990
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description A late middle aged zoo attendant still has lingering visions of being a songwriter, and these hopes are buoyed by his mistress who lives downstairs. On the day the Pope is making his first visit to New York, the mistress talks him into calling his old school chum, now a big Hollywood producer, for a job writing music for films. At the same time his son comes home AWOL from Fort Dix carrying a bomb with which he intends to blow up the Pope in Yankee Stadium. Explores the bankruptcy of the American dream and posits the realities of greed, humiliation, moral blindness and madness.
Description Source Other
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Comedy
Subjects Catholicism
United States
Name Function Notes
Merridy Eastman Actor
Jan Friedl Actor
Richard Moss Actor
Bruce Myles Actor
Robyn Nevin Actor
Roger Oakley Actor
Leigh Russell Actor
Sioban Tuke Actor
Nicki Wendt Actor
Joy Westmore Actor
Paul Heath Assistant Stage Manager
Tony Tripp Designer
Susan Gorence Dialect Coach
Roger Hodgman Director
Jamieson Lewis Lighting Designer
John Guare Music and Lyrics
Jean McQuarrie Musical Director
John Guare Playwright
Ian Cookesley Production Manager
Kerry Saxby Sound Designer
Andrew Barker Stage Manager
Text Nationality United States of America
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award when it first appeared in 1971.
Data Source
Source Description
Cast List MTC Records
Australian & New Zealand Theatre Record November 1990
Data Reviewed By Jonathan Bollen (JonathanBollen) on 13 October 2013
Event Identifier 12867