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  • Theater Review: "The Little Dog Laughed," And Nobody Napped, At The Little Theatre

    When a production is billed as a comedy, it is not always clear what to expect. Frequently, audiences are treated to a farce, with lots of doors from which spouses emerge at inopportune times, or through which lovers and other problems are shoved, so as not to be caught on forbidden ground. Then there are screwball comedies, whose humor depends on bizarre situations, like Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn singing “I can’t give you anything but love, Baby,” to a leopard as they try to retrieve a missing dinosaur bone.

  • Town Players To Host Auditions For "Little Dog Laughed"

    Town Players of Newtown will host auditions for Douglas Carter Beane’s The Little Dog Laughed on Sunday and Monday, March 10-11.

    In this scathingly funny, of-the-moment show that was originally produced off-Broadway at the Second Stage Theater, actor Mitchell becomes involved in a physical relationship with hustler Alex. As a result, Diane, his acerbic agent, worries that Mitchell’s “slight recurring case of homosexuality” will put the kibosh on his career permanently.