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The Sundogs

From 16 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

About the show

A darkly comic look at what it means to be alien, in every sense of the word. Part of the 2018 Planet Connections Festivity. More…

Jackie is an alien. At least that’s what she tells Jay when she sits down for an interview with her on their high school’s AV club’s podcast. Jay assumes Jackie’s lying; Jackie is “the weird girl” at school, after all. Her classmates, however, take Jackie at her word.

Member Reviews (16)


Clever, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing
Avg Score

Funny, Clever, Quirky, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a funny show with a decidedly young point of view about the state of social media and bullying in schools today.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a musical or show that has lots of bells and whistles. This is a simple production that makes great use with simple set.

Clever, Youthful, Thin, Tv for the stage, Well played

See it if you would like to see a funny, clever, youthful take on the youth of today.

Don't see it if you think a sitcom works better on a small screen & live theater should spend at least part of the time doing what only live theater can do.

Also The writing in "The Sundogs" is smart, but it felt to me like smart TV... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Great writing, Relevant, Quirky, Clever

See it if you want a glimpse of youth today via the media they participate in while dealing with the issues of coming of age.

Don't see it if you expect a polished production or impeccable acting and staging - there are bright spots but further development is needed.

Delightful, Great acting

See it if You want to see an interesting play that takes place in today’s world and get inside the minds of high school kids

Don't see it if You don’t like shows where the entire cast is made up of kids

Also I always enjoy plays where kids are involved and they are directed pro... Read more Read less

Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if you enjoy a show on bullying and some of the dynamics involved. You want to see kid with some potential working hard.

Don't see it if you want an honest exploration of bullying by the author. You need a cast polished enough to master this content.

Also The actors in this show take their responsibility seriously and work t... Read more Read less

Cute story, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You like emerging theatre. Minimally staged, the story was entertaining with a good ending. Part of Planet Connections. Has a YA feel.

Don't see it if you want a heavily developed play with more than minimal staging.

Also The LATEA theatre is very small. Be forewarned that there is no centra... Read more Read less


See it if You want to see high schoolers playing high schoolers.

Don't see it if You want an active story.

Absorbing, Intense, Riveting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You enjoyed the movie K-Pax. Seriously, it's like K-Pax meets Degrassi. Which, you now, sounds pretty awesome.

Don't see it if You don't want to see performances from actors who are still in the midst of honing their craft.

Also "You'll all see..." This ominous threat is at the heart of The Sundogs... Read more Read less

Clever, Great writing

See it if You like the Twilight Zone, commentary on bullying, or fun SF twists. You're ok with iffy acting as long as the script is entertaining.

Don't see it if You need super polished acting - you could see at least 2 of the actors acting SO HARD, you guys! and it was distracting.

Disappointing, Insipid

See it if you're interested in a boring amateur high school story. Not much science fiction here

Don't see it if you can find something better to do

Clever, Very good acting, Morality play, Well written & edited

See it if you like well written, edited, staged, & acted plays by up and coming actors, directors & playwrights.

Don't see it if you don't like morality plays & clever staging.

Also My only criticism is of the taped portions near the end were too loud ... Read more Read less

Clever, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if you like examinations of humanity, bullying, and community in a fun setting through a teenage lens.

Don't see it if you don't like short plays, you expect a perfect production.

Clever, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting

See it if A refreshing take on what it means to belong. And why fitting in perfectly might not be the worst thing after all.

Don't see it if Cultural satire with a message isn't your bag.

Absorbing, Clever, Refreshing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if Though this play depicts the lives of high school students, the sharp writing and excellent acting makes it enjoyable for all audiences

Don't see it if You don’t like aliens- or maybe you should see it if you don’t like aliens, it may change your mind...

Great writing, Must see, Intelligent, Hilarious, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy a rewarding plot. Such great writing from start to finish. Very smart and very fun. Can't wait to see it again!

Don't see it if you don't have a heart for young performers. Great chance to see high schoolers working on new material relevant to their age group.

Great writing, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Clever, Resonant

See it if you like small ensemble shows with impressive acting and dark, funny writing. Very well paced and super enjoyable!

Don't see it if you don't have the extra money to spend? But the arts!

“The Sundogs” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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