Stage2 Productions, NSU’s student-run theater production team in the Department of Performing and Visual Arts, will perform “A Dog’s House” Nov. 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. This morbid comedy focuses on a hipster couple whose dog kills the next-door neighbor’s poodle. As the play progresses, audiences will interact with the couple as they plot out their next move. Stage2 Productions began last year and is establishing its first year in full production operation this season.
Alexandra Zadak, director of “A Dog’s House,”said that the theater focuses on educating the community and felt that this show would perfectly fit that ideology. This relatable dark-comedy focuses on communication in relationships.
“Within the show the two main characters use their dog to fight about issues in their relationship. We hope [audiences] leave with a knowledge of maybe communicating with other human beings more,” said Zadak.
Stage2 Productions likes to focus on intimate, interaction-based sets with the audience and this play will be no different.
“[There will be] a lot of quick, good humor. The set is very intimate and I wanted audiences to feel involved. It will be so personal that all of the senses will be a part of this show,” said Zadak.
Other creative liberties have been taken as well. The dog is one of the main roles of this show, bringing a new and creative artistic edge.
This play can be described in five words: dark, current, smart, funny and messy. In Zadak’s own words, “This hipster couple compares themselves to another couple, which is common to do nowadays. They met on Match.com so it’s very current.”
For Zadak, this production has become a teaching and bonding experience for members of the cast and crew. Audiences should expect the unexpected and fully embrace this show.
“This show has a lot of twists and turns and it get’s darker and darker as the show [progresses],” said Zadak. General Admission is $12 and $7 with NSU ID.