House of Blue Leaves Arthur Dirks
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House of Blue Leaves

By John Guare

Produced: September, 1979
Illinois State University Theater
Director: Bill Stine
Scenery: Arthur Dirks
Facility: Allen Theatre

This was an MFA project for both designer and director, and it went up my first month in the program. It think the scenery budget was $200. The theatre is a "black box" with a fixed thrust stage. Since the actor playing Artie didn't play piano, we had a faked piano with speakers - unfortunately, it sounded like it. This was a tough show to design.

House of Blue Leaves
House of Blue Leaves
House of Blue Leaves

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