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Dog Act

Dog Act
by Liz Duffy Adams

Productions (17)
  • Post-apocalyptic comedy
  • 100 - 105 minutes
  • 3 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Bare stage. A large wagon.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-182-9

Dog Act
by Liz Duffy Adams

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Productions (17)
  • Post-apocalyptic comedy
  • 100 - 105 minutes
  • 3 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Bare stage. A large wagon.

Post-apocalyptic wilderness was never funnier. Follow the adventures of Zetta Stone, a traveling performer, and her companion Dog (a young man undergoing a voluntary species demotion) as they wander through the former northeastern United States. Zetta, Dog and their little troupe are on their way to a gig in China, assuming they can find it...and survive the journey. A theatrical, darkly comic variation on the classic doomsday genre, with five original songs.

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Performance Fee $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

Play Details

Post-apocalyptic wilderness was never funnier. Follow the adventures of Zetta Stone, a traveling performer, and her companion Dog (a young man undergoing a voluntary species demotion) as they wander through the former northeastern United States. Zetta, Dog and their little troupe are on their way to a gig in China, assuming they can find it...and survive the journey. A theatrical, darkly comic variation on the classic doomsday genre, with five original songs.

  • Post-apocalyptic comedy
  • 100 - 105 minutes
  • 3 f, 3 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language
  • Set: Bare stage. A large wagon.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-182-9

Published Reviews

"Peppered with astonishing and exhilarating eruptions of storytelling and wondrous plays within the play."

Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle

This is a play that feels both contemporary and timeless, and I imagine will take its well-deserved place in the canon."

Will Fulton, NYTheatreReview.com

Liz Duffy Adams has a few tricks that put her a notch above your average Brechtswept wasteland: A genuinely crystalline ear for rough, poetic dialogue; a handful of simple, honest themes -- possibilities for kindness in a savage world, guilt as a luxury and a form of selfishness -- in lieu of sprawling world-building..."

Scott Brown, New York Magazine

"Adams spins language like a juggler twirls chain saws. What could be dangerous and lumbering becomes deft and surprisingly graceful... Dog Act is an unusual, challenging play that creates its own rules but honors the oldest rule of all: good storytelling is its own reward."

Chad Jones, Oakland Tribune

Production History

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Production Group
Location
MAR 16, 2018 - MAR 25, 2018
Michigan State University Department Of Theatre
East Lansing, MI United States
Michigan State University Department Of Theatre East Lansing, MI United States
APR 01, 2016 - APR 23, 2016
Theatre On Fire
Charlestown, MA United States
Theatre On Fire Charlestown, MA United States
FEB 27, 2014 - MAR 09, 2014
University Of Denver
Denver, CO United States
University Of Denver Denver, CO United States
NOV 15, 2013 - NOV 24, 2013
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ United States
Arizona State University Tempe, AZ United States
NOV 08, 2013 - NOV 17, 2013
SUNY Orange
Middletown, NY United States
SUNY Orange Middletown, NY United States
JUL 29, 2013 - JUL 30, 2013
N/A
Winnipeg, MB Canada
N/A Winnipeg, MB Canada
JUL 18, 2013 - JUL 28, 2013
N/A
Winnipeg, MB Canada
N/A Winnipeg, MB Canada
JUL 12, 2012 - JUL 29, 2012
Main Street Theater
Houston, TX United States
Main Street Theater Houston, TX United States
FEB 23, 2012 - FEB 25, 2012
Theatre MSU/Communitcation Department, Mississippi State University
Starkville, MS United States
Theatre MSU/Communitcation Department, Mississippi State University Starkville, MS United States
FEB 20, 2011 - FEB 20, 2011
Flux Theatre Ensemble
New York, NY United States
Flux Theatre Ensemble New York, NY United States
FEB 04, 2011 - FEB 20, 2011
Flux Theatre Ensemble
New York, NY United States
Flux Theatre Ensemble New York, NY United States
OCT 15, 2009 - NOV 22, 2009
MOXIE Theatre
San Diego, CA United States
MOXIE Theatre San Diego, CA United States
FEB 19, 2009 - FEB 28, 2009
Fordham University
New York, NY United States
Fordham University New York, NY United States
OCT 07, 2005 - OCT 23, 2005
MOXIE Theatre
San Diego, CA United States
MOXIE Theatre San Diego, CA United States
SEP 04, 2004 - OCT 10, 2004
Shotgun Players and Playwrights Foundation (co-production)
San Francisco, CA United States
Shotgun Players and Playwrights Foundation (co-production) San Francisco, CA United States
AUG 16, 2002 - AUG 25, 2002
Bay Area Playwrights Festival (workshop)
San Francisco, CA United States
Bay Area Playwrights Festival (workshop) San Francisco, CA United States
APR 14, 2000 - APR 20, 2000
Portland Stage Company (Little Festival of the Unexpected, workshop)
Portland, OR United States
Portland Stage Company (Little Festival of the Unexpected, workshop) Portland, OR United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
MAR 16, 2018 - MAR 25, 2018
Michigan State University Department Of Theatre
East Lansing, MI United States
Michigan State University Department Of Theatre East Lansing, MI United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
APR 01, 2016 - APR 23, 2016
Theatre On Fire
Charlestown, MA United States
Theatre On Fire Charlestown, MA United States
JUL 12, 2012 - JUL 29, 2012
Main Street Theater
Houston, TX United States
Main Street Theater Houston, TX United States
FEB 20, 2011 - FEB 20, 2011
Flux Theatre Ensemble
New York, NY United States
Flux Theatre Ensemble New York, NY United States
FEB 04, 2011 - FEB 20, 2011
Flux Theatre Ensemble
New York, NY United States
Flux Theatre Ensemble New York, NY United States
OCT 15, 2009 - NOV 22, 2009
MOXIE Theatre
San Diego, CA United States
MOXIE Theatre San Diego, CA United States
OCT 07, 2005 - OCT 23, 2005
MOXIE Theatre
San Diego, CA United States
MOXIE Theatre San Diego, CA United States
SEP 04, 2004 - OCT 10, 2004
Shotgun Players and Playwrights Foundation (co-production)
San Francisco, CA United States
Shotgun Players and Playwrights Foundation (co-production) San Francisco, CA United States

Awards (1)

Will Gluckman Playwright Award (2004)