Venue Details

221 Star Starred
The Marsh San Francisco MainStage Theater
Three blocks from 24th & Mission BART 1062 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA 94110
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"The Dog and Pony Show"
4 ratings
2.8 average rating
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335 reviews
81 stars
attended Feb 24 2011

This a performance piece about a woman and her obsession with dogs/dog shows/dog people. It was humorous but probably ran a bit too long.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Feb 20 2011

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?” 

<em>Daughter of a Garbageman</em> <em>Mincing Words</em> Don Reed's <em>East 14th</em> <em>Summer in Sanctuary</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> Yoshi's Oakland <em>A Thousand Splendid Suns</em> <em>On Beckett</em>