Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. Announces Season 3 Lineup

By: May. 03, 2018
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Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. Announces Season 3 Lineup Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. (DDTCo.) proudly presents its Season 3 lineup for 2018-2019. The season opens with the hard-edged Talk Radio by Eric Bogosian. Following, is the tart and witty all-female play, Boston Marriage by David Mamet. Season 3 closes with the fiery drama A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard. All productions will be performed at MATCH in Midtown Houston.

Talk Radio

Written by: Eric Bogosian

Directed by: John Patterson

Performance dates: Aug 24 - Sept 8, 2018

A finalist for the 1988 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Talk Radio is based in part on the assassination of radio host Alan Berg, as well as the book Talked to Death: The Life and Murder of Alan Berg by Stephen Singular. Its central character, Barry Champlain, is a controversial on-air radio "shock jock" doing what he does best: treating his late-night callers with contempt. But when his Cleveland-based program is considered for national syndication and his producer cautions him about offending sponsors, Barry defiantly responds and excoriates his audience...but they just keep calling.

Boston Marriage

Written by: David Mamet

Directed by: Linda Phenix

Performance dates: Feb 8 - 23, 2019

Women of fashion meet Wildean wit in this wickedly funny comedy, set in the early 20th Century. Anna has received an enormous emerald from her married lover, as well as a stipend with which she intends to woo her longtime companion, Claire. But Claire is infatuated with a respectable young lady and wants to enlist the jealous Anna's help for a rendezvous. When Claire's young inamorata appears, it sets off a crisis that puts both the valuable emerald and the women's futures at risk.

A Lie of the Mind

Written by: Sam Shepard

Directed by: Malinda L. Beckham and Trevor B. Cone

Performance dates: May 24 - June 8, 2019

A Lie of the Mind explores the destinies of two desperate families, linked by marriage but set apart by jealousies and distrust after a severe incident of spousal abuse leaves all their lives altered. Tensions and enmities that motivate the two families grow increasingly disturbing and dangerous over the course of this three act play. Filled with themes of memories, violence and family, this winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama Desk Award is described by the New York Times as a "blurred collective sense of self that anyone who has been part of a family is going to identify with."

Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. creates multi-faceted theatrical productions that enrich and entertain audiences, inspire artists, and honor playwrights. It was established in 2015 by Houston theatre veterans, Trevor B. Cone, Malinda L. Beckham, and John Baker. Dirt Dogs collaborates with Houston artists and playwrights to provide an opportunity for new works to be seen, and previously produced ones to breathe new life. www.dirtdogstheatre.org.

All graphics by Melissa J.Mayo, Sunburst Designs


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