The Dog and Pony ShowJul 13 - Jul 21, 2012
THE DOG AND PONY SHOW (bring your own pony) is a new solo written and performed by 2010 Guggenheim recipient Holly Hughes and directed by Dan Hurlin. A blend of autobiography, animal behavior and bald--‐faced lies, Dog and Pony is a poetic/comic meditation on the midlife crisis in the key of canine by the woman who drove Jesse Helms nuts. Or nuttier.
After several years as a professional lesbian, Hughes gives up preaching to the perverted and takes a real job at a prestigious university, acquiring a small pack of dogs in the process. She discovers that as we age, the thin membrane between the animal and the human dissolves entirely. Time doesn't heal or heel, it brings new questions.
Recounting personal moments, Hughes employs excellent comic timing and meticulously chosen language to conjure up the fear, anxiety, exuberance, and peace of the pet--‐owner relationship.
All tickets $25 (price includes one free glass of wine or beer).
Tickets can be purchased at the door, cash or check only, and can be reserved by calling 414-961-6119.
2339 N Murray Ave
For more information, please visit Theatre Gigante.