by Douglas Carter Beane
September 10-25, 2011
“Enormously funny, a top-draw staging, well designed and terrifically acted. The Gallery Players have done mighty fine work with this one. It is a wickedly funny night out.” -The Tyro Theatre Critic
“I had a damn good time at The Gallery Players, and certainly plan on heading down there again this season. This sarcastic comedy is just what I needed.” -F’d in Park Slope
First New York City revival.
Love will either cost Mitchell Green $200 an hour, or his entire Hollywood career…
Mitchell is on the brink of superstardom with the role of a lifetime, but something isn’t right. One lonely night, Mitchell hires Alex, a male prostitute, and unexpectedly falls in love. Cut to Diane, Mitchell’s power-player agent, who will stop at nothing to set Mitchell “straight” and keep him from making a decision that could derail both of their lives, and more importantly, their careers.
“Beane’s fast-moving, poignant tale of self-discovery is blessed with excellent timing, meaty roles, and scene-chewing dialogue. The humor quotient is off the charts [and] the story still manages to be heartbreaking.”-Winnie McCroy, EDGE
Pictured (l to r): Maeve Yore and Brian W. Seibert in The Gallery Players’ production of The Little Dog Laughed. Photo by Bella Muccari.
Three-time Tony® nominee Douglas Carter Beane’s “bitingly funny” play is a pull-no-punches look at the film biz, and what it takes to be a movie star when coming out of the closet is the farthest thing from being in.
“Mitchell’s embittered agent Diane (Maeve Yore) keeps you laughing until you realize she’s stuck a knife in your chest, and you can’t help but root for Ellen (Tania Verafield) – Alex’s lost on-again-off-again girlfriend who loves the young hustler. This ‘Dog’ has teeth!” -Thomas Trach, The Brooklyn Paper
Note: For mature audiences only. Contains nudity and adult situations.
Watch our cast, director, and producer discuss the show.
Saturday, September 10 at 8:00 PM – Opening night
Sunday, September 11 at 3:00 PM – matinee
Thursday, September 15 at 8:00 PM
Friday, September 16 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 17 at 2:00 PM – matinee
Saturday, September 17 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, September 18 at 3:00 PM – matinee
Thursday, September 22 at 8:00 PM
Friday, September 23 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 24 at 2:00 PM – matinee
Saturday, September 24 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, September 25 at 3:00 PM – final performance
Pictured (l to r): Jake Mendes, Brian W. Seibert, Maeve Yore, and Tania Verafield in The Gallery Players’ production of The Little Dog Laughed. Photo by Bella Muccari.
Diane – Maeve Yore*
Mitchell – Brian W. Seibert
Alex – Jake Mendes
Ellen – Tania Verafield*
*appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
Producer – Robert Earle Jones/The Gallery Players
Director – Patrick David Vassel
Production Stage Manager – Matt Remington
Set Designer – Chris Minard
Costume Designer – Ryan J. Moller
Lighting Designer – Heather Sparling
Sound Designer – Kim Fuhr-Carbone
Assistant Stage Manager – Stephanie Holser
Pictured (l to r): Jake Mendes and Tania Verafield in The Gallery Players’ production of The Little Dog Laughed. Photo by Bella Muccari.