The House of Blue Leaves


Main Auditorium Fri, Apr 21 7:30 PM
Main Auditorium Sat, Apr 22 7:30 PM
Main Auditorium Fri, Apr 28 7:30 PM
Main Auditorium Sat, Apr 29 6:53 PM
Main Auditorium Sat, Apr 29 7:30 PM
Main Auditorium Sun, Apr 30 2:00 PM


The lives of a Queens, New York, family get turned upside down as Pope Paul VI visits New York City. Artie Shaughnessy, a zookeeper/failed singer-songwriter, longs to find fame in Hollywood with his girlfriend, Bunny. Artie’s mentally ill wife, Bananas, with whom he lives, imagines herself to be animals. Artie has found an institution for her–with trees with blue leaves–and will take her there before moving to California with Bunny, hopefully to find fame, fortune, and favor from his best friend, Billy, a Hollywood director. Artie and Bananas’ son, Ronnie, is illegally home from the Army attempting to assassinate the Pope, and soon, the family’s evening is disrupted by three nuns and Billy’s deaf actress-girlfriend. Chaos erupts when characters’ lives intersect as they all try to be in the presence of the Pope on this historic day. The House of Blue Leaves is a hilarious, heartbreaking, farcical journey brought to stage by Cynthiana's own Rohs Theatre Company.

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The historic Rohs Opera House in downtown Cynthiana is a beautiful art deco style theater that boasts being the oldest theater in Kentucky. Opened in 1871 and expanded in 1941, the Rohs Opera House has been entertaining central kentucky audiences of a century and a half.