Dead Dog's Bone: A Birthday Play

2:20 productions · Ages 8+ · United States of America

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LENORE LAMBERT certified reviewer June 15, 2015
Dead Dog’s Bone explores the difficulty of accepting the past while learning from it, and taking experiences from the past to create a better, happier future. The theme of channeling unhappy experiences into a better future carries through from the beginning of the play to its end at the inevitable end of Dog. The acting is first rate, beginning with Julia Finch as the Virgin Mary who narrates the play and ties its scenes together, and continuing through Luke Medina in a difficult role as THE Dog, the character who brings the play to its climax and resolution. In between, Conor Murphy, Hailey McAfee, Sean Draper and Gigi Greene play characters with close relationships, past and present, who need to adjust their lives and hangups to co... full review
JENNIFER MCAFEE certified reviewer June 15, 2015
tagged as: fun · creative · sad
Absolutely fabulous production. I was amazed at the creativity of the director, Rosie Glen-Lambert …a motorcycle scene without a motorcycle, rock skipping with buckets and more. A feast for the eyes. The acting is amazing as well….Hailey McAfee, Conor Murphy, GiGi Greene, Sean Draper, Julia Finch and Luke Medina as Dog!!! What a fun theater experience!!! The commitment to DEAD DOG'S BONE by the Cast and Production Team is evident. Well done everyone…..I will be going again!! ... full review
BARBARA LEWIS certified reviewer June 20, 2015
tagged as: creative · surprising · entertaining
The show was creative, entertaining, surprising, clever and well written. I loved the creativity in the execution of the set and sound design as well as the lighting. The acting was strong and overall the play was just great fun and very well done. Thanks Fringe for such a great experience!... full review
JANET MILLER certified reviewer June 25, 2015
tagged as: dog humor
I could relate to Juniper, and I especially loved Dog. Good job, all! ... full review
DYLAN SOGNALIAN certified reviewer June 25, 2015
Everything about this play was great Go see it, before it's too late... full review
JOSEPH ROWLAND certified reviewer June 27, 2015
I thought this play was fantastic! Great script, great acting, and very inventive staging. The music was evocative, the simulated motorcycle ride was really effective! For me, the actor portraying the dog was the real highlight. He was able to communicate the essence of Canis familiaris to the audience in a way that i've never seen a Homo sapiens do before... full review
JIM HANNA certified reviewer June 27, 2015
This is thoroughly outstanding and well-executed show; charming and lovable actors, crisp, inventive writing and a few little tech and staging miracles. Really touching and funny! One of the gems of this year's Fringe!... full review
CONNIE HALL certified reviewer June 28, 2015
Dead Dog's Bones was very well done. Whimsical, yet deep - the message was powerful without being heavy handed. Production values matched the values of the play itself - beautifully executed. Each actor nailed it. Highly recommend! And it's been extended, so GO SEE IT!... full review
LAUREL WETZORK certified reviewer June 20, 2015
There were some lovely moments by the cast, some fun theatricality and the writing in places was well done. But overall, with its scattered and fractured nature and the choice to cast young actors in the roles of father and mother, the piece didn't ring as true or emotionally deep as it could be. Hopefully, with more time and further work, this will become a full-length play that finds a good home.... full review
JULISA WRIGHT certified reviewer June 25, 2015
Perhaps I might have missed the establishing set up at the beginning due to people being seated after the show had begun but it was quite distracting and this was an extremely confusing and hard to follow play for me. I read in the description of the play (afterwards) it said it "transcends time and place" but having people communicating with telegrams, letters, and using laptops, I felt there wasn't a specific motivated choice for it. Hopping from different times and places without a "home base" also left me with an unsettled feeling. If the Virgin Mary was supposed to be the center keeping all these little moments together, it took me a little while to understand it. The show ran a bit long on the night attended and I kept wonderin... full review