It's 1965. Nuns are on the roof. The Pope is coming to New York City. Artie, a zookeeper by day, thinks he's getting too old to be a young songwriter by night. An MP wants to take his AWOL (and psychotic) son, Ronnie, back to Vietnam. His wife is aptly named Bananas, and his mistress, Bunny, isn't far behind. Worst of all, he cant seem to get his creative juices flowing. "This is a real time of change for the country and for the lives of these people. A little Vietnam comes in there are nuns the Pope and Catholicism there's an explosion you know, it's virtually impossible to describe this piece to just about anyone. It just doesn't fit the mold," says McBride. "It really isn't about learning; it's about why these characters don't learn anything. It's a roller-coaster ride that ends in a surprise."
Climb aboard when House opens tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Boulevard in Arvada; performances continue through May 4. Tickets start at $23. For more information, call 720-898-7200 or go to www.arvadacenter.org.
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 7:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 1 & 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: April 4. Continues through May 4, 2008