'This year’s Verity Bargate Award came up with a gifted winner in Matt Charman’s keen, quick A Night at the Dogs' The Observer, UK
A NIGHT AT THE DOGS, Matt Charman’s award winning first play, will make its U.S. debut at the Backstage Theatre on the 2nd March, 2010, directed by Jo Cattell. The cast will include Sam Welbourne, John Brady, Martin Andrew, Miles Coleman and Andrew Sefia
Carl has put together a dog-racing syndicate, a ‘leg each’, with his fellow car mechanics. Excitement infuses the characters as they all await for their newly purchased dog, which they hope will fulfill their dreams, bringing them respect and wealth. Danny, Carl’s younger brother, isn’t convinced and has chosen to not be a part of it all, even though Carl is determined to convince him. Anticipation builds as the group readies themselves for the arrival of Rick with the dog, however it is short lived with the appearance of “Punchy Paul”, their brutish manager and unexpected fifth member of the syndicate. The mood quickly changes as it becomes apparent Paul has other concerns and is determined to make someone, anyone, pay for the apparent rape of his child.
A NIGHT AT THE DOGS is an intense black comedy, with sharp dialogue that keeps the temperature rising throughout. Fast paced, funny, yet brutally dark, A Night at the Dogs by 25 year old Matt Charman was chosen from over 700 submissions in Soho Theatre’s nationwide hunt for the best new play by a first-time playwright, the UK Verity Bargate Award 2004.
Performances: 2, 3, 9 & 10th March 2010 at 7.30pm at the Backstage Theatre, CSN (Cheyenne Campus) Las Vegas. Tickets will be available to purchase at http://www.bntofa.org/
For Further Information contact Jo Cattell at T: 702-497-0159 or firstname.lastname@example.org