'Cop-Out / The Talking Dog' at the Gene Frankel Theatre

Red Radar Productions presents two one-act plays by John Guare, Cop-Out & The Talking Dog, at the Gene Frankel Theatre from the 6 - 16 Oct 2005

Cop-Out is a kinetic farce about love and war. While a straight-arrow policeman falls in love with a war protester at a demonstration, his alter-ego--a hard-boiled detective straight out of 50's-era film noir--mixes with femme fatales, dead presidents and Marilyn Monroe trying to solve his biggest case ever. With two actors portraying over 10 characters, Cop-Out is an energetic satire of wartime politics and classic movies, which premiered on Broadway in April 1969 at the height of the Vietnam War era.

The Talking Dog, adapted from Chekhov�s A Joke, explores the highs and lows of a relationship. When a man and a woman take a literal leap of faith together on a hang-gliding trip, adrenaline soars. The woman hears the man shout �I love you� in mid-air, adding to her thrill. Back on the ground, the words don�t come out anymore. Seeking the excitement of the original jump, with her longing to hear the words again, they repeat the adventure again and again. The Talking Dog ponders what�s routine and what gets a rush, and takes a look at love � through its flight and eventual fall to Earth.

Cop-Out & The Talking Dog's cast, directed by Ronit Muszkatblit, features: Monica Arazi, Kevin T. Collins, Kevin Dwyer and Emily Rome Mudd.

The production has set design by Shawn Fisher, costumes by Aaron P. Mastin, lighting by Oscar Mendoza and sound by Udi Pladott.

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