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.
Currently at The Marsh San Francisco MainStage Theater
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From spending time in a mental institution in Appalachia to creating and starring in an off-Broadway… More
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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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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. ...continued
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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?”