Dogs of the Blue Gods
by Ian Fraser
Directed by Christopher Windom
July 8, 9, 10, 11, and 31 at 8:00 PM August 1 at 1:00 PM.
Trapped in a police training facility, Fang, Ralph, Rover and Rex search for meaning- or just a way out. Fiercely original- part sketch comedy, part sit-down tragedy- this is a dog’s Godot. When the laughter ends and the music fades, this South African Playwright’s tale will leave you with new questions to old answers.
Ian Fraser is a South African playwright, performer, and writer now resident in the U.S. Without formal education, he began as an anti-apartheid satirist, and then moved into playwriting. His awards include the Tonight AA-Life Vita Award for Comedy, the Amstel Playwright of the Year Award, and three Pick of the Fringe awards received at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival. In 1994, his play The Accidental Antichrist won a Special FNB-Vita Award for Most Outstanding New Production. His autobiography, My Own Private Orchestra, was published by Penguin Books. Recently, his plays have been staged and presented at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Playwright’s Roundtable in Orlando, The Living Theatre NY, and the Garioch Theatre Festival in Scotland. In 2007 his piece The Normal Sound of Architecture won the Acid theatre ‘Freedom of Speech’ Monologue competition in the UK.