Join the Spokane Civic Theatre for a monthlong run of performances of this dark comedy about a single day day in 1965 Queens, New York. It all begins when Artie, a zookeeper aspiring to become a Hollywood songwriter, along with his schizophrenic wife Bananas and his girlfriend Bunny Flingus decide to see Pope Paul VI during his visit to the Big Apple. Trouble strikes, however, when Artie and Bananas’ son Ronnie, a GI who headed to Vietnam, goes AWOL with some destructive plans for the Pope’s visit. As this summary implies, the award-winning script by John Guare should crack a laugh.
May 3-26; Thu-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm • $14-$27 • Spokane Civic Theatre • 1020 N. Howard • spokanecivictheatre.com • 325-2507
— Arcelia Martin