Eleven young thespians have been cast in the Anoka-Ramsey Community College fall production of House of Blue Leaves, scheduled to hit the Performing Art Center stage, Nov. 2-10.
Congratulations to the Anoka-Ramsey students cast in the play:
- Ted Vang, Blaine High School graduate: Artie Shaughness
- Jarome Smith, Blaine High School graduate: Ronnie Shaughnessy
- Emily Picardi, Andover High School graduate: Bunny Flingus
- Mandi Trandem, St. Francis High School graduate: Bunny Flingus
- Autumn Sisson, Anoka High School graduate: Corrina Strolle
- Renee Chizek, Fridley High School graduate: Head Nun
- Delaney Murphy, Spring Lake Park High School graduate: Second Nun
- Michaila Gerlach, Pact Charter School graduate: Little Nun
- Michael Soukup, Cathedral High School graduate: M.P.
- Andy Kimball, Centennial High School graduate: The White Man
- Jasper Thomas, Pine City High School graduate: Billy Einhorn
About House of Blue Leaves
Set in Sunnyside Queens in 1965, this dark comedy by John Guare features Artie Shaughnessy, a zookeeper desperate to escape his lower middle-class life and become a famous songwriter. His schizophrenic wife, Bananas, tells him straight out his songs are awful while his mistress, Bunny Flingus encourages his quest for fame. When the Pope Paul plans a visit to New York City, Artie thinks it’s time for his life to get blessed as well. But before he can reach out to his old school buddy Billy Einhorn, a famous film director in Los Angeles, for a job writing music for the movies, Artie's son, Ronnie, goes AWOL from the army and hatches a plot to blow up the Pope at Yankee Stadium. When the bomb explodes prematurely, chaos reigns in a mix of laughter, drama and social commentary.
Tickets are $8 in advance at the college bookstore, online at webs.AnokaRamsey.edu/theatre (Buy Tickets Now), or at the door an hour prior to the performance.
For more information about other public events at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, visit AnokaRamsey.edu.