Dog Days

Date(s) of Performance

9/29/12 - 10/7/12

Directed by

Robert Woodruff

Created by

Composer: David T. Little; Libretto: Royce Vavrek; Based on short story "Dog Days" by Judy Budnitz


CAST: James Bobick, Marnie Breckenridge, Cherry Duke, John Kelly, Michael Marcotte, Peter Tantsits, Lauren Worsham, Justin Jacobs; NEWSPEAK: Eileen Mack, Peter Wise, Molly Yeh, James Johnston, Taylor Levine, Heidi Schaul-Yoder, Hannah Levinson, Brian Snow, Kris Saebo


What does it mean to follow your instincts? Featuring world class vocal talent, Dog Days is a darkly comedic new opera brought to life through David T. Little’s inventive combination of classical and contemporary music elements. Based on the short story by Judy Budnitz, this world premiere investigates what happens when a working-class American family – and the “dog” appearing at their front door – is pitted against an apocalyptic scenario in the not-too-distant future. Featuring musical direction from Alan Pierson (artistic director for Alarm Will Sound and the Brooklyn Philharmonic), Dog Days was created in collaboration with librettist Royce Vavrek, and is directed by master auteur Robert Woodruff.


Theatre and Performance Studies



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