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Men are Dogs - Full Length Play, Comedy

Men are Dogs

Joe Simonelli

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Full Length Play, Comedy

2m, 6f

ISBN: 9780573697838

"Audiences are doubling up with laughter. - Asbury Park Press.

"Simonelli displays an adept comic touch . . . the mock therapy sessions are worth the price of admission." - Scene OnStage

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: Acting Edition
: Large Print
: Stage Manager

Minimum Fee: $100 per performance


Full Length Play


120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play - The home office of Dr. Cecelia Monohan. Set should include, desk, couch and chairs


Physical Comedy

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


Alcohol, Mild Adult Themes


Adult, Senior


College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Newly revised edition by the author!

Cecelia is a successful psychologist who, among many sessions, runs a support group for singe and divorced women. She's got troubles of her own, but it's her ensemble of neurotic patients who provide the action when a "volunteer" role-player becomes the hapless victim of their not-inconsiderable ire.

"Audiences are doubling up with laughter." - Asbury Park Press. Simonelli displays an adept comic touch . . . the mock therapy sessions are worth the price of admission." - Scene OnStage"A fascinating comedy, Mr. Simonelli certainly has a tape recorder on the world...go see it now!" - Joe Franklin, Bloomberg Radio
First Avenue Playhouse - Atlantic Highlands, NJ 2003


2m, 6f


Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

Cecelia - (38-48) - No nonsense psycholigist who deals with her clients relationship issues while ignoring her own.

Rose - (age comensurate to Cecelia) Cecelia's wisecracking 'live in' mom who overs her daughter unsolicited dating advice.

BOB - (40 -50) - the substitute postal delivery man who strikes up a relationship with Cecelia.

TONY - (30 -50) divorced, pompous, part time actor who is hired by Cecelia to assist with her 'role playing' in group.

Allison (25-35) Hairdresser and latest addition to Cecelia's group.

Madeline, Jane , Loretta - supporting group players. Any age.

Rental Materials


N/A (Not a musical)

Joe Simonelli

Joe Simonelli

Joe Simonelli has been writing and performing in plays since 2000. He has a B.S. in management from St. Francis College. He was exposed to Broadway theatre at an early young age and is also a musician, following in the footsteps of his father who had a popular wedding Orchestra in Brooklyn. He currently resides in Staten Island, New York. view full profile

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Kristine L. Bauske [W,B,H] Maize And Blue, LLC 10/28/2016 12:09 PM
I loved "Men Are Dogs", because the title says it all. This is a great play about the complexities and confusion of relationships. I recommend it to anyone looking for a truly funny evening of theatre to produce for their audience. Everyone loves this play!
Ann Langham 5/6/2015 7:53 PM
A funny play, well received by our audiences every night, standing ovations too !!
Steve Mattner 12/27/2013 6:46 PM
Moves along nicely. Fun characters.

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