Pandora Productions Present Louisville Premiere of THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED Beginning Feb. 26
Pandora Productions proudly presents the Louisville debut of Douglas Carter Beane's hit Broadway comedy The Little Dog Laughed, at the Henry Clay Theatre, with an exclusive three week engagement beginning Thursday evening, February 26.
Simultaneously hilarious and heartbreaking, The Little Dog Laughed is the story of a red-hot movie idol up for the role of his career (if he can keep himself and his sexuality in the closet), his calculatingly crude and controlling agent, and the can't-help-but-adore-him hustler (who, by the way, has a girlfriend) whose services he has engaged. Bawdy, brash and tender all at once, this frenetically funny fable voyeuristically peeks into the tumultuous world of Hollywood celebrity, unveiling, literally, the peaks and valleys of fame.
A 2007 Tony Award nominee for Best Play and winner of the 2007 Tony Award for Best Actress, The Little Dog Laughed is a fast-paced, biting satire that will keep audiences engaged and guessing throughout. "The timing of our latest production is spot on," states Pandora Productions' Artistic Director, Michael Drury. "It sheds significant light on our celebrity-obsessed society and it delivers a much-needed, wickedly strong dose of escapism for the audience during these distressing times in which we now live."
Directed by Mr. Drury, The Little Dog Laughed features a terrific cast that includes Carol Tyree Williams as incorrigible talent agent Diane, Brenton Lengel as Diane's sexually confused movie star client Mitchell, and Corey Macon Long as Alex, the rent boy who falls in loves with Mitchell. Ellen, the girlfriend, is portrayed by Laura Ellis. Presented by Pandora Productions; at the Henry Clay Theatre, 604 South Third Street, Downtown Louisville. Through March 15. Running Time: 2 hours with intermission. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m., all matinees at 2:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $15 by visiting www.PandoraProds.org or calling 502.216.5502; $17 day of show.
Pandora Productions, founded in Louisville in 1995, believes in the transformational power of theatre. Its mission is to entertain, engage and inspire its audience, the community, and the greater human communities by presenting bold, cutting-edge theatrical productions that reveal the commonality of all people while investigating the diversity of human nature, particularly the nature of sexual orientation, through artistic expression. Pandora Productions is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization that benefits largely from the generosity of the Louisville community. Donations are encouraged and welcomed, in any amount whether one dollar or a thousand. Please visit www.PandoraProds.org for more information.
The Little Dog Laughed was originally produced off-Broadway at the Second Stage Theatre. It opened on January 10, 2006 and garnered Lucille Lortel Award nominations as well as a nomination for the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding New York Theatre. The play opened on Broadway on November 13, 2006 at the Cort Theatre and ran for 112 performances.