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From the Studio: Spokane Civic Theatre Presents "The House of the Blue Leaves"

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In the studio: Annie Altevers, Rick Rivera, and Elisabet Edwards of "House of Blue Leaves"

Actors Annie Altevers (as Bunny), Rick Rivera (as Artie), and Elisabet Edwards (as Bananas) visited the studio to discuss Spokane Civic Theatre's production "House of Blue Leaves," a black comedy about Artie Shaugnessy, a songwriter with visions of glory who toils by day as a zookeeper, and suffers in seedy piano bars by night.

The show runs May 3 - 26, with curtain times of 7:30 PM Thursday - Saturday, and 2 PM Sundays (no show on Bloomsday, May 4). Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N Howard St., Spokane.

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Verne Windham got his start at Spokane Public Radio 20 years ago. “I came in to complain and they hired me.” He’s now the Program Director, as well as the host of Morning Classical and Concert of the Week. When choosing music for Morning Classical, Verne likes to keep the agenda as broadly defined as possible. For Concert of the Week, he focuses on the best of recent local performances, mostly classical in nature. For many years, Verne was also the conductor of the Spokane Youth Orchestra. He enjoys gardening, his vintage car and playing French horn.
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