THE THEATRE @ BOSTON COURT PRESENTS:
“MY BARKING DOG”
PASADENA, CA, March 26, 2015 – The Theatre @ Boston Court presents My Barking Dog, by Eric Coble, directed by Michael Michetti. Opening night is Saturday, April 25, 2015 on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue.
What do we do when nature returns to claim the turf we usurped? Two reclusive apartment dwellers’ unfulfilled lives take a turn for the bizarre when a starving coyote begins to frequent their fire escape. This brush with wildlife incites them to embrace their animal instincts as they bond with their untamed visitor. By turns highly poetic, exotic, and dangerous, Eric Coble creates a riotous, riveting exploration of the lengths to which our everyday lives have disconnected us from nature, and what happens when the wild life insists on encroaching on the city and challenging our human boundaries.
Featuring: Michelle Azar and Ed Martin (Benjamin Burdick and Charlotte Gulezian, understudies).
Production Staff: Tom Buderwitz, Scenic Design; Tom Ontiveros, Lighting Design; Garry Lennon, Costume Design; John Zalewski, Sound Design; Julia Flores, Casting Director; Will Hickman, Assitant Director; Matthew Quinlan, Dramaturg; Alyssa Escalante, Stage Manager; Ed Krieger, Production Photography.
Eric Coble’s plays include The Velocity of Autumn (Broadway premiere at the Booth Theatre in 2014, starring Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella, directed by Molly Smith), Bright Ideas, The Dead Guy, A Girl’s Guide to Coffee, and The Giver and have been produced Off-Broadway, in all fifty states of the U.S., and on several continents, including productions at Manhattan Class Company, The Kennedy Center, Playwrights Horizons, Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival, Denver Center Theatre Company, Arena Stage, New York and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, Alliance Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, South Coast Repertory, Asolo Repertory, Indiana Repertory, Coterie Theatre, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Stages Repertory, Geva Theatre, and The Contemporary American Theatre Festival. Awards include the AATE Distinguished Play Award for Best Adaptation, an Emmy nomination, the Chorpenning Playwriting Award for Body of Work, the AT&T Onstage Award, National Theatre Conference Playwriting Award, an NEA Playwright in Residence Grant, a TCG Extended Collaboration Grant, the Cleveland Arts Prize, two Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Fellowships, and four Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Grants.
Michael Michetti, Co-Artistic Director, The Theatre @ Boston Court, has directed for The Theatre @ Boston Court: Aaron Posner’s Stupid Fucking Bird, Dan Dietz’s American Misfit, Kathryn Walat’s Creation, John Walch’s The Dinosaur Within, Tom Jacobson’s The Twentieth-Century Way, Deborah Stein’s God Save Gertrude, Jason Grote’s 1001, Carlos Murillo’s dark play or stories for boys, Eric Whitacre’s Paradise Lost: Shadows & Wings, his own adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s A Picture of Dorian Gray, Sinan Ünel’s Pera Palas, Charles L. Mee’s Summertime, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Elsewhere: Figaro, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Guardsman, The Grapes of Wrath, The Comedy of Errors, Hamlet, Don Juan and As You Like It (A Noise Within), Kiss Me, Kate, Carousel, Man of La Mancha and Li’l Abner (Reprise), Tom Jacobson’s House of the Rising Son (EST-LA), A Life in the Theatre (Pasadena Playhouse). He is the recipient of two Ovation Awards and five LADCC Awards.
My Barking Dog is supported in part by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, The Shubert Foundation, The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Founding Director Z. Clark Branson, and the generous contributions of The Theatre @ Boston Court supporters and contributors.
The Theatre @ Boston Court is the award-winning resident theatre company at Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena, CA. Michael Seel, Executive Director; Jessica Kubzansky and Michael Michetti, Co-Artistic Directors; Hillary Metcalf, Managing Director.