“GO!” – D is for Dog “… metamorphoses into a riveting sci-fi tale that, like the best of that genre, comes off as frighteningly prescient.” – LA Weekly
Written by Katie Polebaum, Sean T. Cawelti and Rogue Artists Ensemble
Directed by Sean T. Cawelti
In the seemingly innocent home of the Rogers family, life is like a 1950s sitcom—or is it? All is not as perfect as it seems. Mr. and Mrs. Rogers and their two darling children, Dick and Jane, must face their history and identity before it is too late, with only mysterious phone calls and a forbidden book as clues. D is for Dog explores the themes of family loyalty and compassion using iconic imagery from 1950s television blended with startling elements of horror and science fiction. Mixing puppetry, live actors, original music and video projection, the play takes audiences from the absurd to the terrifying, and everywhere in-between.
Recommendation: Contains adult subject matter. Not recommended for children under 12.
In Cementland lives a very special Boy with a singular wish to find a treasure. Amidst heaping piles of greasy toaster ovens, broken TVs, and wet smelly socks, he discovers a rusty old box promising wondrous riches, but all he finds inside the box are colorful packets filled with tiny grey specks. Even his new friends Rat, Rabbit, and Fruit Fly don’t know how to make treasure out of specks. Frustrated, the Boy leaves the box–and the treasure–unprotected. Thieves come in the night and the Boy builds a monster called Frog Belly Rat Bone to scare them away. Frog Belly protects the specks, and in doing so teaches all the friends a very valuable lesson.
Rogue Artists Ensemble is proud to present Timothy Basil Ering’s The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone. Told using the Rogues’ signature Hyper-theatrical style combining puppetry, music, video projections, and innovative prop design, this production engages and delights audience members of a new generation.
Produced by special arrangement with Candlewick Press.
“In a dull, gray, endless place called Cementland, there lived a very special boy. This boy had a singular wish: he wished to find Treasure.” - Timothy Basil Ering, The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone
The World’s Greatest Work of Counterfeit Greek Erotica
Tickets - rogueartists.org
South Coast Repertory – February 14th – 17th, 2013
Bootleg Theater – March 7th – 30th, 2013
Songs of Bilitis is an erotic psychological thriller, exploring the true story of how and why a flamboyantly heterosexual avant-garde Parisian novelist successfully impersonated a lesbian Greek poet in the most elaborate erotic literary hoax the world has ever known. Rogue Artists Ensemble combines multi-media projections with puppetry, movement, sophisticated live audio-sampling and larger-than-life Greek masks to transport us through a world of sexual power struggles and changing identities. It’s Moulin Rouge meets Debbie Does Dallas meets Inception in this innovative Hyper-theatrical ride through our deepest desires.
Mature audiences only, contains nudity and adult themes.