Animal Engine presents a ‘new farce’ – DOG SHOW – At Krane Theatre


What do dogs do when their masters leave? Put on a French farce! Quick entrances, mistaken identities, and love triangles collide with panting, sniffing, and lots of leg humping in this unusual and saucy comedy! Inspired by the plays of Georges Feydeau and the behaviors of Man’s best friend, Dog Show is a knee slapping love letter to the joys of unleashing your inner animal.

This new work is directed by Animal Engine Co-Artistic Director Karim Muasher and devised by an ensemble of 4 daring performers.

“Dog Show” was first workshopped at the 2014 Cincinnati Fringe Festival, then at a development residency with Horse Trade Theater Group.

I was there for the dress/tech and got some fun pictures of this ‘wacky’ and ‘animated’ show!

untitled (20 of 553)Becca Bernard and Karim Muasher are the first 2 dogs you see when the show begins.

untitled (12 of 553)Melinda Ferraraccio sticks out her tongue as there is no water in her bowl.

untitled (46 of 553)Melinda Ferraraccio, Carrie Brown, Becca Bernard and Karim Musasher(in back row) on guard.

untitled (107 of 553)The entire cast sings together during one of the songs during the show.

untitled (129 of 553)In a moment of hysteria, Becca Bernard holds onto Melinda Ferraraccio as she tries to get away.

untitled (110 of 553)Karim Muasher (director/actor) reads from the book and tells the audience about the next scene.

untitled (189 of 553)Becca Bernard (handyman) helps Melinda Ferraraccio ‘screw’ in the light bulb.

untitled (251 of 553)Carrie Brown (with lampshade) in a moment of ‘dog heat’ pushes Karim Muasher to the ground.

untitled (549 of 553)Carrie Brown, Becca Bernard, Karim Muasher and  Melinda Ferraraccio

A very funny show worth visiting while the show is on.

Thursday Feb 19th – 7:10pm

Monday Feb 23rd – 10:30pm

Saturday Feb 28th – 8:20pm

Wednesday March 4th – 7:10pm

Saturday, March 7th – 8:20pm


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Jim R. Moore


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