The Dog Show NYC Reviews and Tickets

(8 Reviews)
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Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Heartfelt, Performances

A darkly humorous and honest examination of family, forgiveness, and the histories we tell ourselves

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7 Reviews | 0 Followers
Absorbing, Clever

See it if You enjoy spectacular performances, particularly from Conor Murphy and Cathy Carlton. The whole cast shines, but those two blind you.

Don't see it if You have difficulty with subject matter like alcoholism and violence or suggested violence towards animals. Read more

2 Reviews | 0 Followers
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You’re looking for creative new theatre works

Don't see it if You’re looking for flashy.

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Abuzz, Absorbing

See it if Excellent acting in a slow burning story. Like putting together a family’s puzzling drama.

Don't see it if Suggested violence towards animals.

1 Review | 0 Followers
Heartfelt, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy standout performances, smart writing, and just enough laughs to distract you from an emotional wringer.

Don't see it if substance abuse as a source of both humor & pain, strained family dynamics, a requirement that every loop in a story be tidily closed.

1 Review | 0 Followers
Nuanced, Performances, Writing, Absorbing, Clever

See it if Good performances and a plot that slowly reveals and leaves it to your imagination until the end

Don't see it if Depictions of alcoholism and mental illness if you’re sensitive in those areas

1 Review | 0 Followers

See it if Cathy Carlton at her best. Thought provoking, profound performance.

Don't see it if -

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Engrossing, Well-acted, Absorbing

See it if Come for the performance of Cathy Carlton - a veteran actor who clearly loves the craft and melts into Pauline like a slow-burning candle.

Don't see it if There aren’t a lot of bells and whistles, but there needn’t be in this well-written, well-acted piece of theater.

1 Review | 0 Followers
Engaging, Riveting, Ambitious, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You are a fan of Tennessee Williams or Edward Albee

Don't see it if Family dramas are not your thing Read more

Critic Reviews (1)
January 16th, 2023

Ivan Faute’s "The Dog Show" is ambitious in trying to tell a story by holding back on the details. Unfortunately, the method has grave, unresolved problems. For most of the first act we have no idea why it has been given this title. Neither the direction nor the script allows the performers to develop their characters who remain at the end the same as at the beginning. There is a play buried in this material but as of now it has not surfaced.
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