Four Dogs and a Bone
One floundering film, four inflated egos, and enough secret alliances to make Survivor look like child's play, Four Dogs and a Bone is a hilarious dark comedy about the insanity of show business.
Hollywood abhors a power vacuum, and when the cast and crew of a new movie sense weakness in their director, they pounce on the opportunity to steer the film in their favor. Using emotional blackmail, sexual dalliances, and plain old power plays, these characters aren't afraid to stoop to any level to get what they want.
There's Brenda, the deceptively daffy starlet who spends hours each day chanting mysteriously in a corner. Bradley, the embattled producer hellbent on cutting costs (at whatever the cost) in order to keep his film under budget. Collette, the jaded actress whose bottomless capacity for insults is exceeded only by her infinite well of insecurities. And Victor, the hapless, exasperated screenwriter whose artistic vision seems to be taking on water faster than the Titanic.
Written by John Patrick Shanley (author of the Tony Award-winning play Doubt, as well as the Academy Awarding-winning film Moonstruck) and directed by Andrew Volkoff, Four Dogs and a Bone is a play filled with airtight dialogue, acerbic wit, and outrageously entertaining bad behavior. It is the inaugural production of Berkshire Actors Theatre, a new organization committed to producing fresh, dynamic theatre in Western Massachusetts.
Tickets are $25, with a special discount rate of $15 for preview performances on Wednesday, August 3 and Thursday, August 4. Tickets will also be available at the box office before each show, depending upon availability.
Check out Berkshire Actors Theatre at http://www.berkshireactorstheatre.com and on Facebook.
Berkshire Actors Theatre @ New Stage Performing Arts Center
55 North Street (above Beacon Cinema)
Pittsfield, MA 01201
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