Worlds Colliding

5 Jan

So as we all know, two of my favorite things in this world are dogs (duh!) and theater. So when the two meet, it’s definitely worth a blog post, don’t you think?

My friend David brought this new play to my attention. It’s called B*TCH, and begins performances tonight Off-Broadway at The Players Theater, produced by The Theatre Project.

The summary on their website (which is pretty fantastic, if I do say so myself) says:

B*tch is a rapid-fire, provocative, urban crime-comedy that centers on three brothers who enist[sic] the mob in a seemingly perfect get-rich-quick scheme. The Debenedetto brothers have gotten their hands on a rare blue pit bull and seek the help of an estranged uncle to train and fight her. Nothing goes quite as they had planned.”

Sounds interesting, right? I obviously haven’t seen it yet, but I am planning on it, so you’ll read my review here hopefully very soon. The show’s director, Christian Amato, has said: “B*tch addresses the topic of dog fighting from a clever angle in order to expose the cruelty and abuse that surrounds the gruesome sport. The topic has been at the forefront of national media, but has yet to reach the stage. Through the production, we hope that many people will realize how real of an issue animal cruelty is.” What’s more, because of the play’s themes, the producers have agreed to donate $1 from every ticket sold to the ASPCA.

But wait, I’m not done: my Co-Blogger, Jennifer, found another play about dogs. What the what?!

 

So here’s what Dog Park is about:

“A NY neighborhood dog park is closing down due to a real estate tycoon’s commercialization project. Watch these dog lovers fight back in an uproarious way. Mad cap events from protest, dog kidnappings, cop chases & surprise appearances make up some of the retaliation.”

Dog Park will begin performances at the Drilling Company Theater on January 25th – and you can be sure that we’ll be seeing this one, too!

So stay tuned for our reviews and for the futures of both of these shows!

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One Response to “Worlds Colliding”

  1. Two Grads January 5, 2012 at 6:53 PM #

    Ah! Im researching – looks fabulous!

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