“The Little Dog Laughed” Lampoons Hollywood’s Closeted Actors at the Theater Barn [Berkshire on Stage]
The Little Dog Laughed is a scathing comedy about Hollywood’s dirtiest secrets. It opens at The Theater Barn in New Lebanon, NY on Friday, September 7th at 8pm and runs for three weekends through September 23rd.
It is getting its area premiere under the direction of Bert Bernardi who has the ability to exploit the humor that is buried in this play’s script for all audiences to enjoy.
The hilarious tale of flexible sexuality was written by Douglas Carter Beane (As Bees in Honey Drown and The Sister Act) and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play in 2007. The play has been rediscovered of late, with its London production at the Garrick Theatre in 2010 and last year in Vancouver where it had its Canadian debut.
Since so much of the fun of this unconventional comedy is in its surprises, suffice to say that it puts on stage what are normally down and dirty whispers about how the Hollywood film industry operates. The players include a screen idol in the closet, an ambitious male prostitute and his naïve girlfriend, and a brash, driven Hollywood agent who can spin anyone and anything. The New York Times called the play “The tastiest homegrown comedy of manners in years, a tangy new fable of fame and its discontents.”