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DOG SHOW presented by Animal Engine as part of the 2015 Cincinnati Fringe Festival.
You can read the show description here.
Warning: Audience members may be licked…
I’ve sure you have all seen the online videos of what kind of mischief man’s best friend can get into when the master is away. In DOG SHOW, when Lightning and his “siblings” are left alone, their attentions quickly turn to….staging a French farce.
The strong cast features Karim Muasher as eager-to-please and eager-to-be-praised Lightning. Carrie Brown’s dog is the lethargic and food obsessed one of the trio. Becca Bernard’s canine is young, hyper and loves to break the fourth wall. All bring great physicality to their roles.
The concept is clever. The script is laugh-out-loud funny, peppered with great visual gags and some fun ongoing bits. None of which I will spoil here.
Late in the show, where the farce begins to fall apart, things got a little bit muddled on stage. There seemed to be a dip in the energy and the timing. It rebounded and the show finished strong.
Overall a doggone good time and a must-see for dog lovers. Four performances remain through June 6.
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