REVIEW: At Olney, addiction tale ‘Bad Dog’ wags and snaps
WASHINGTON POST • October 5, 2015 • BY NELSON PRESSLEY
Don’t go into “Bad Dog” lightly, and don’t be fooled by its easy-access sitcom style. Yes, the dialogue by TV writer Jennifer Hoppe-House (“Nurse Jackie,” “Grace and Frankie”) bounds and glimmers during a disaster-filled family gathering. And, yes, the setting of a modest Sherman Oaks, Calif., home and its slightly sunken living room seems comfortably familiar — a cooler version, as my companion observed at Sunday’s opening, of the “Brady Bunch” house.
DC THEATRE SCENE • October 5, 2015 • BY JAYNE BLANCHARD
When Molly Drexler (Holly Twyford) pleads to her wife Abby (Alyssa Wilmoth Keegan) “Protect me from those people downstairs,” she isn’t just blowing smoke. The Drexlers are one whoo-whee, bat guano-crazy, toxic wonderland of a clan. Their idea of a family high-five is the ability to go to work after an all-night cocaine and booze binge.
REVIEW: The Women’s Voices Theater Festival: ‘Bad Dog’ at Olney Theatre Center
DC METRO THEATER ARTS • October 5, 2015 • BY DANIELLE ANGELINE
Olney Theatre Center celebrates the Women’s Voices Theater Festivalwith the Rolling World Premiere of Jennifer Hoppe-House’s black comedy, Bad Dog, directed by Jeremy B. Cohen. After ten years of being sober, Molly Drexler (Holly Twyford) is drinking again, and has driven her Prius through her living room wall. Molly’s family and her wife Abby Cory (Alyssa Wilmoth Keegan) come to town for her “intervention,’ and that’s where all hell breaks loose.
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