Farce/ 11 Characters, 6 Men, 5 Women/ Full Length, Two Acts
George Mercer has problem. Unless he can pay the rent by 5 pm, his landlord will lock the doors and throw his small, but dedicated, troupe of actors out of their theatre. Enter a celebrated business tycoon who offers to save the day, but there is a catch . . . there’s always a catch . . .
From Backstage West: “Playwright Diane Grant has come up with a clever concept for her backstage comedy, the farcical aspects of creating a play-within-a-play — also calledA Dog’s Life — juxtaposed with the fictional ensemble’s struggle to pay the rent.”
“A delightful comedy that will keep you giggling all evening . . . Diane Grant, resident playwright, has created a fun-filled, entertaining comedy that will be well worth the trip to the theatre.”
– Maestro Arts and Review, LA
– Steve Guttenberg, Palisadian Post, LA
“. . . a well-constructed, light-hearted farce.”
– Jim Boyett, Theatre Resources Unlimited
Amateur and professional rights:
16513 Sunset Blvd., #5,
Pacific Palisades, California,
ISBN # for “A Dog’s Life”: 978-1-943842-97-1
About the Playwright: Diane Grant is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter, whose film Too Much Oregano won the Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize. She was a co-founder of Toronto’s Redlight Theatre, the first professional women’s theatre in Canada. Her plays, which have been produced and published in the US and Canada, include Nellie! How The Women Won The Vote, Sunday Dinner, Sex and Violence, The Piaggi Suite, Has Anybody Here Seen Roy?, A Dog’s Life, and The Last Of The Daytons, a semi-finalist for the 2007 National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.
A Dog’s Life was first performed by the Write Act Repertory Company, Los Angeles, California in 2004.