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1229 West Belmont Chicago, IL 60640
773-975-8150
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3.9 average rating
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1 review
3 stars
attended May 29 2011

Despite a plot as predictable as that of “My Pal Old Shep,” this show is well-produced with simple, but versatile set design and creative use of space. The live musical performances and soundtrack selections took me back to my own high school...continued

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1 review
3 stars
attended May 27 2011

Great, well adapted to one of our 6th grade students'reading list novels..The acting was outstanding.

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1 stars
attended May 29 2011

The cast was great and had a good script from which to work. Note to self...don't let torrential downpour keep you from a good time.

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Website

http://griffintheatre.com/no-more-dead-dogs/

Quotes & Highlights

Visit author Gordon Korman’s "web site. ":http://gordonkorman.com/
“William Massolia’s smart, funny, lightly satirical stage adaptation of Canadian-bred writer Gordon Korman’s 2002 young adults novel could not be more charming.” —_"Chicago Sun-Times":http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/weiss/5300750-417/dead-dogs-has-plenty-of-bite.html _

Description

A comedy about the horrors of school literature, No More Dead Dogs’__ __title comically points to the fact that many books for young adults often have the dog die (such as _Old Yeller _and Where the Red Fern Grows, including the book that causes the main source of all the character’s problems, Old Shep, My Pal.

The story unfolds through the eyes of Wallace Wallace (his first name is the same as his last) a teen who never lies, ever, because he is determined to be different from his lying, long-gone dad. But when Wallace gives a scathing review of his teacher’s favorite book, he winds up in detention—because sometimes telling the truth can get you into more trouble than lying.  

Wallace Wallace asks the one question that all of us have been wanting to ask: Why does the dog in every classic novel have to croak at the end?  This hilarious comedy comes complete with an onstage rock and roll band with original music written for the production by sound designer Rick Sims.

About the Ticket Supplier: Griffin Theatre Company

The mission of the Griffin Theatre Company is to create extraordinary and meaningful theatrical experiences for both children and adults by building bridges of understanding between generations that instill in its
audience an appreciation of the performing arts. Through artistic collaboration the Griffin Theatre Company produces literary adaptations, original work and classic plays that challenge and inspire, with wit,
style and compassion for the audience.