Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Contemporary
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Alcohol, Animals, Gun Shots, Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes
College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
Trouble starts when Teresa tells her brother that this guy did something to her with his dog in bed. Nobody seems to know exactly what, but they do know that somebody's got to pay. So what is 'The Dig Problem'? It's the wrong thing said to the wrong person. From then on it's a chain reaction of misplaced passions and galloping sentences leading to deadly conclusions in a darkly funny play about men, women, ghosts, sex, betrayal, psychic power and the realization that when you destroy the natural world in Act One, you better look out in Act Two.
"A fractured folly of city life from an Italian American perspective, a black comedy about the underworld and a compelling portrait of six people on a giddy ride into the unknown. It's hysterical. It's crazy. It's great." - Republican American
"Imagine Samuel Becket and the comedy team of Bob and Ray signing on to write The Sopranos." - The New York Times
"Darkly whimsical ... resonates with a kind of loopy truth." - Hartford Courant
"Vivid and exhilarating." - New Haven Advocate
"Hilarious, with laughter coming at every possible angle." - Fairfield Citizen News
The Dog Problem premiered at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT in February 2000 under the direction of Scott Ellis.