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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In this hilarious and heartwarming prequel to his hit show Not a Genuine Black Man, beloved actor-playwright Brian Copeland recounts three memorable weeks in his youth when he took to the "mean streets" of Oakland to buy his mom the perfect Christmas gift. Rife with references to 1970s Oakland, The Jewelry Box: A Genuine Christmas Story follows six-year-old Brian's adventures as he scours the help wanted ads, applies for jobs and collects bottles, inching his way toward the coveted present, a jewelry box at the local White Front store. Not a Genuine Black Man broke records as the longest running solo show in San Francisco history and brought Copeland critical acclaim as one of the city's most talented and engaging solo performers. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Jason Aaronson
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I really didn't understand the point of this production. I am a performer and to see this type of thing categorized as "Theater" did upset me a little bit. It was not entertaining in the least, and I couldn't understand what it was about. Basically this show was a compilation of pointless stories and anecdotes that were not stupid enough to be ignored and not smart enough to mean anything. It was neither thought provoking nor inspiring. I would definitely categorize this production as one of the worst shows I have ever wasted my time seeing.
Quotes & Highlights
- Read an article about Holly Hughes' show at The Maneater.
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?”