Men are Dogs
Full Length Play, Comedy / 2m, 6f
"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
Newly revised edition by the author!
Cecelia is a successful psychologist who, among many sessions, runs a support group for single 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
“MEN ARE DOGS WAS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL SHOW EVER IN THE PAST 33 YEARS OF PERFORMANCES AT LEMON BAY PLAYHOUSE CHEERS TO ALL!" – Lora Resignato, Lemon Bay Playhouse.
"...a sweet sitcom about the life of a women psychologist...it's group therapy with a women's support group and the comedy sections work the best..." - Richmond Shephard, Performing Arts Insider
"Simonelli displays an adept comic touch...the group therapy sections alone are worth the price of admission!" - Phil Dorian, Two River Times
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $90 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
- Duration: 105 Minutes
The home office of Dr. Cecelia Monohan. Set should include, desk, couch and chairs
- Additional Features: Physical Comedy
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
CECILIA - (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.
AMADELINE, JANE , LORETTA - supporting group players. Any age.
- Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
- Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
First Avenue Playhouse - Atlantic Highlands, NJ 2003