Men are Dogs

by  Joe Simonelli

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

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 6f
  • Duration


    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre


    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

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.

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"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


Performing Groups

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


  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance



  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting:

    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)


2m, 6f

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.

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Cast Attributes

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



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 Stat ...

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