'The House of Blue Leaves' playwright John Guare, center, with University of New Haven student actors Katie Morris and Jeremy Tortora. Stage Door Theatre Company at Third Avenue Playhouse is presenting 'The House of Blue Leaves' from Aug. 21 to Sept. 13.
These days I find myself in a constant state of déjà vu.
I am currently in rehearsal for Stage Door Theatre Company's "The House of Blue Leaves," opening Aug. 21 at Third Avenue Playhouse and a play with which I have had a long association.
I first encountered it in the early 1970s as a college student in Memphis. It was fairly new then (it premiered in New York in 1971) and was being done all over the country. I was immediately drawn in by its off-the-wall, farcical humor mixed with a genuine pathos. I had never seen anything quite like it before. ...