Holly Hughes' Solo Show The Dog and Pony Show at The Marsh
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The last date listed for The Dog and Pony Show was Sunday February 27, 2011 / 7:00pm.
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Creator of Not a Genuine Black Man, the longest-running solo show in San Francisco history, the multi-talented Brian Copeland mounts his third one-man production, The Scion, an incisively funny look at class inequality. With his razor-sharp wit, Copeland examines the events surrounding the infamous Santos Linguisa Factory triple homicide, in which the sausage dynasty's scion gunned down three meat inspectors as they attempted to enter the facility. Walking the line between comedy and tragedy, Copeland turns the microscope on the privileged few that believe themselves to be above the law. An author, comedian, radio and TV host, Copeland also recently starred alongside Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson in the film The Bucket List and is the creator of the critically acclaimed solo show The Waiting Period. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from melinal
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Definitely was not as good as some of the performances I have seen at the Marsh in the past. You could tell she wasn't used to performing or comedy. I found myself drifting off a lot and not paying attention to what she was saying. I don't regret having seen it myself, but I wouldn't recommend it to others.
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- Read <a target="_blank" href="http://www.themaneater.com/stories/2010/2/23/holly-hughes-performs-dog-and-pony-show-bring-your/">an article about Holly Hughes' show</a> at <em>The Maneater</em>.
A new solo show written and performed by 2010 Guggenheim recipent Holly Hughes and directed by Dan Hurlin. A blend of autobiography, animal behavior and bald faced lies, Dog and Pony is a poetic/comic meditation on the midlife crisis in the key of canine by the woman who drove Jesse Helms nuts. Or nuttier. After several years as a professional lesbian, Hughes gives up preaching to the perverted and takes a real job at a prestigious university, acquiring a small pack of dogs in the process. She discovers that as we age, the thin membrane between the animal and the human dissolves entirely. Time doesn’t heal or heel, it brings new questions: “What is the sound of one lesbian clapping?”