Venue Details

3 Star Starred
studio/stage
Between Clinton St and Maplewood Ave 520 North Western Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90004
323-793-2153
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Member Tips

Tony47
Get there early to find parking on the side streets.
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Difficult to find parking.
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Have dinner in K-Town, or Little El Salvador
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Casual
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Snacks & refreshments for donations during intermission.
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Free street parking.
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Reviews & Ratings

18 ratings
4.2 average rating
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149 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 03 2011

A lot of things for nothing,,,very boring, and a very cliche subject. Annoying performances. I did not give one star, because i do not like the word " hate"

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22 reviews
6 stars
attended Jul 24 2011

A dark look into a dystopian future from the perspective of a family living trying to hold onto their humanity. Not what we expected, but well-performed, and enjoyable.

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11 reviews
32 stars
attended Jul 24 2011

Cute play. Excellent set and costume design especially for a small play house. Creative use of puppets.Great actors. I don't understand why some of the reviews have been so critical.

My single gripe is that the seats were darned close together.

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Website

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Quotes & Highlights

“The suspenseful plot evokes The Twilight Zone and Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles and hinges on three unforgettable life-sized puppets. Like the best science fiction, D Is for Dog gains its power from the vulnerability of its characters, human or not.” -The Los Angeles Times
“A riveting sci-fi tale that, like the best of that genre, comes off as frighteningly prescient. What makes this production so distinctive… is its staging … The menacing life-size puppets are spooky enough to haunt one’s nightmares for a very long time.” —LA Weekly (Go!)
“It’s captivating, funny, mysterious and scary … all at the same time. You never quite know what to expect with this odd cast of characters, including life size puppets! You won’t want to miss this uniquely entertaining theatre piece.” —KPCC
D Is For Dog retains the striking design elements the Rogues are known for but has pared down the amount. This show focuses instead on a deceptively simple story and a terrific cast, delivering a sci-fi black comedy that ultimately sucker punches the audience in the heart.” -"LAist.com ":http://laist.com/2011/07/08/d_is_for_dog_succeeds_as_impressive.php

Description

In the seemingly innocent home of the Rogers family, life is like a 1950s sitcom…or is it? All is not as perfect as it seems. Mr. and Mrs. Rogers and their two darling children, Dick and Jane, must face their history and identity before it is too late, with only mysterious phone calls and a forbidden book as clues. D is for Dog explores the themes of family loyalty and compassion using iconic imagery from 1950s television blended with startling elements of horror and science fiction. Mixing puppetry, live actors, original music and video projection, the play takes audiences from the absurd to the terrifying, and everywhere in-between.

About the Ticket Supplier: Rogue Artists Ensemble

Rogue Artists Ensemble is a collective of multi-disciplinary artists who create Hyper-theater, an innovative hybrid of theater traditions, puppetry, mask work, dance, music, and modern technology. Through a collaborative development process, with an emphasis on design and storytelling, the Rogues create original, thought provoking performances. They cultivate unique audience experiences that appeal to multiple generations of theatergoers in order to expand the boundaries of contemporary American theater.