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FROM THE FOOTLIGHTS - November 1996

FOOTLIGHTS ENTERS "THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES"

**Note: New Place & Time**

On Tuesday, November 19, we will discuss "The House of Blue Leaves," by American playwright John Guare. The play won the New York Drama Critics Circle award & the Obie award for Best American Play of 1971; a 1986 revival won 4 Tony awards. Guare also wrote "Six Degrees of Separation."

Our November meeting will take place @ a new location: **CHAPTERS LITERARY BOOKSTORE,** 1512 K St., NW, in Washington, DC (202-347-5495). Chapters is less than 3 blocks from the Farragut North (red line) metro station & even closer to the McPherson Square (orange & blue lines) metro station. Our meeting will start *promptly* @ 7 p.m. & end by 9. Tea will be provided, but CHAPTERS DOES NOT SERVE FOOD. Several nearby restaurants provide take-out; if you want to bring dinner & eat @ Chapters please arrive @ 6:30.

Make reservations: call Susan Kimmel (301-229-3037), Mark Gruenberg (202-338-7013, eve & 638-0444, day), or Mary-Margaret McGrail (703-751-8126), or send e-mail to dsobelso@counsel.com.

Get a copy of the play (Samuel French edition only) from Chapters Literary Bookstore or from Backstage Books, 2101 P St., NW (just west of DuPont Circle) (202-775-1488). Both will mail you a copy for a nominal charge for postage & handling.

COME TO "THE HOUSE"

Footlights will attend a taping for radio of "The House of Blue Leaves" Thursday, November 21, 1996, @ 7:30 p.m. @ the Voice of America, 330 Independence Ave., SW (enter on C St.), 1 block north of the Federal Center Southwest metro station (orange & blue lines). Admission is $20 (a $5 group discount). Call Dick Sullivan (703-658-3918) for tickets.

A TRIP TO "ARCADIA"

On Wednesday, December 18 Footlights will meet in Bethesda to discuss "Arcadia," a brainy, comic mystery by English playwright Tom Stoppard. On Tuesday night, January 7, we'll attend "Arcadia" @ the Arena Stage, Maine Ave. & Sixth St. in southwest DC.

Tickets are $24 & include a group discount, a post-performance discussion with the cast, & a small service charge. For tickets make your check out to Robin Larkin & mail to Robin @ 5403 Nibud CT., Rockville, MD 20852 (240-669-6300).

WINTER SCHEDULE SET

Footlights has set its schedule for the first 3 months of 1997! Thursday, January 16: David Mamet's "American Buffalo" (just out as a movie); Monday, February 24: John Osborne's "Look Back in Anger" (& we'll attend the Studio Theatre's production Saturday March 8); & Tuesday, March 18: Archibald McLeish's "J.B."