Across a hundred years and three continents, three young women pursue a common goal: to save the dogs they love. In London in 1907, suffragist Lizzy is writing an incendiary pamphlet exposing the torture of a little brown dog on the vivisectionist's table at the London College of Medicine. On the outskirts of Moscow in 1957, Anya is concocting a plan to set free the scrappy strays she has rounded up to be cosmonauts in the top-secret Soviet space program. And in New York City in 2017, Keira is on a quest to be reunited with the service dog she trained--and lost--in prison. The powerful bond between humans and nonhuman animals becomes the fuel for liberation movements in this braided story about the interconnectedness of all beings.
This production contains strong language and discussion of cruelty to animals.
Companion Animals is part of a rolling premier commissioned by the Big Ten Theatre Consortium.
|A/Vernelle/Ms. Schemp/Ada||Emma Bibb|
|B/Patsy/Ms. Ramirez/Anya||Cristina Ranslem|
|Kitty/Katya/Kat/Sister Terry/Lizzy||Olivia Schneider|
|Assistant Director||Sarah Lacy Hamilton|
|Scenic and Lighting Designer||Merric Bower|
|Costume Designer||Savanna Genskow|
|Sound Designer||Ryan McElroy|
|Stage Manager||Marisa Paulsen|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Elaina Irving|
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