Dog Park

Dog Park

by Paul Grellong

Directed by Michael Perlman

Assistant Director: Chris Tyler

Will Shaw, Annie Worden, and Connie Crawford. Photo by: Oona Curley

Will Shaw, Annie Worden, and Connie Crawford.
Photo by: Oona Curley

July 7, 8, 9, 10, and 30 at 8:00 PM
July 31 at 1:00 PM

More than the dogs are off leash at the Bone Yard, where Anne and Tim bring their pooch to run and recreate. Dog park acquaintances become partners in crime as marital bones are buried and fresh skeletons unearthed. Prize-winning playwright Paul Grellong (Warfare, 2005; Power of Sail, 2006) roars back to open our season with his most intriguing puzzle play yet. Not for kids or young teens.

Cast

Tim……………………………………………………………Michael Obremski
Anne…………………………………………………………….Annie Worden
Gail……………………………………………………………Connie Crawford
Rob………………………………………………………………….Will Shaw
Dawn……………………………………………………………..Monica Willey

Playwright’s Note: 

The couple chatted easily with the man who ran the rescue tent in the parking lot.  He left them to play with the dog they wanted to adopt while he went into the building to get water for the bowls.  After a few minutes the man returned and said they were all set, the dog was theirs.  They were happy but puzzled, as he had barely glanced at their paperwork.  The man said that when he’s around couples put on a show of how swell they get along, what good people they are, so he walks away and watches them from inside.  He always decides if the people get the dog based on what he sees when they don’t know they’re being watched.

Paul Grellong (Playwright) studied playwriting as an undergraduate at Brown University. His play Manuscript, directed by Bob Balaban, opened at the Daryl Roth Theatre (New York City) in June 2005. He wrote the music, lyrics, and book for Hot Star, Nebraska, which was produced in March 2002 by SpeakEasy Stage Company (Boston). His play Warfare was part of the inaugural season of Playwrights Rep in July 2005. His play Power of Sail was one of ten finalists for the 2004 Herrick Theatre Foundation Playwrights Competition; it went on to a workshop production at Playwrights Rep in June 2006. His newest play, Radio Free Emerson, was commissioned by the Gamm Theatre (Pawtucket, RI) and premiered there in the spring of 2007. The New Fire was first produced by the Echo Theatre Company (Los Angeles); other one-act plays have been staged in New England by NewGate Theatre and the Echolalia Theatre Festival. His plays have been read and workshopped at Cape Cod Theatre Project, MTC, MCC, Trinity Repertory Company, DR2 Theatre, and the Black Dahlia Theatre. Television Writing Credits include: NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” Paul is a member of Los Angeles’s Taper/Center Theatre Group’s Writer’s Workshop for 2007-2008.