2015 – 2016 Season


a play by john guare
directed by bob reaven-edlén

Are all of our dreams just a pope’s blessing away?

There is a life that some are desperately trying to escape, dreams they are clinging to, and the pope is coming to bless them all! In this dark, farcical comedy, meet Artie Shaughnessy, zookeeper by day and aspiring song/jingle-writer by night. Together with his schizophrenic wife, recently enlisted son, and mistress, they stagger through the mundane struggles of everyday life and grasp for the stars.

The House of Blue Leaves is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Show Information

Performance Dates:
March 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26
$12.00 plus fees

Nordlof Center
118 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61101

a look inside (webisodes)

episode four

Challenge Accepted

episode three


episode two


episode one


who’s who

Christopher D. Brady

Artie Shaughnessy

Sean Copeland

A Policeman

Elizabeth Curtis

Bunny Flingus

Christine Edlén-Korneski

Bananas Shaughnessy

Bridget Emerson

Corrinna Stroller

Joshua Hoover

Ronnie Shaughnessy

Erin Philpott

Nun #2

Kevin Poole

Billy Einhorn

Glendia N. Strandin

Nun #1

Kate Sullivan

Nun #3

Colton Thompson

The White Man