Venue Details

50 Star Starred
Theatre Asylum
between N Cahuenga and Vine 6320 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038
323-962-1632
Venue website Get directions

Member Tips

cschicago
Casual
info Jun 20 2011 star this tip starred
cschicago
Plenty of street parking
info Jun 20 2011 star this tip starred
cgeraldez
Buy a drink. "To Jake"
info Jun 21 2011 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Bring a drink wo
info Jun 27 2011 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Write your own tip, then hit enter.
info Jun 27 2011 star this tip starred

Reviews & Ratings

5 ratings
3.2 average rating
  • 0
    5
  • 0
    4
  • 0
    3
  • 0
    2
  • 0
    1
292 events
190 reviews
11 stars
attended Jun 17 2011

Starts out well and totally dissolves after one-half hour and you just want the killer to kill anyone, just anyone, to put that person and the audience out of their... continued

star this review starred report as inappropriate
3 events
1 review
3 stars
attended Jun 18 2011

Really great and entertaining show. Lots of funny moments and intense moments. Wonderful characters. Love the mom jeans on the bartender lol!

star this review starred report as inappropriate
Member Photos
Imag0836
More Information

Quotes & Highlights

“Michael Shaw Fisher has written some insanely tight elements, well-acted by Adams, Buer, Vacca and the rest, that spun together reach that cacophonous pitch of reverie and ritual.”  —LA Theatre Review
“The play moves at a steady pace that combines amusement, tension and mystery with music and bad poetry. With some unexpectedly wonderful twists and some what-the-hell moments, “Barking Pig” is a play not to be missed.” —_Campus Circle _
“There’s betrayal, loss, beatings, theft, prison, music, the loss of small town America, and a beauty pageant. It’s all just so lovely and sad and complicated and, most of all, hilarious. The audience did not stop laughing and it wasn’t from the whiskey, either.”  —LASplash
“The eight-member ensemble, led by J. Scott as the vengeful psychopath and Asher Lyons as a scummy con artist, is sheer perfection, proving that unadulterated ham can be a sublime guilty pleasure.”  —_Backstage _

Description

Victor Helms is a figure legends surround like a flock of crows. When the Barking Pig, a dingy dive on the edge of nowhere, receives news that Victor has just broken out of a maximum security prison and is coming to kill one of its six patrons, the only question remains: Which little piggy will die? Hilarity, audacity, bad poetry and music ensue as the bar-full of drunken nincompoops bite and claw their way to the bottom of life’s final mysteries before Victor walks through the door blazing. The ultimate question: is there time for one more drink?

Written and directed by Michael Shaw Fisher and workshopped at the Los Angeles Playwrights Lab (of which Michael is co-founder) __The Barking Pig __is a theatrical experience that fires on all levels, veering from the profane to the divine with outrageous characters that as Oscar Wilde would say, may be  “…in the gutter” but are “looking at the stars.”