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Heart of a Dog

Author: Deloss Brown

Heart of a Dog

Description: A scientist turns a dog into a man by transplanting into him the pituitary of a petty thief and drunkard, and unfortunately the newly created man retains many of the donor's bad habits.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 1990
Date Added: 3/8/2014
Content Advisory: Strong language, sexual situations, violence.
2 Acts, 130 Minutes
4 Females, 5 Males

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Keywords: Adaptations · Characters are Mostly Young Adults · Comedy · Dysfunctional Families · Historical · Large Cast Size · Politics · Single Set

Original Production Information

Heart of a Dog was produced under the title PUTTING ON THE DOG at the McCarter Theater Stage II in 1981with the following cast and crew:

SHARIK/SHARIKOV: Richard Risso
SVETLANA: Derry Light
PROFESSOR: Jay Doyle
ZINA: Susan Jonas
DOCTOR: Gary Roberts
COLONEL LOBCHENKOV: G Wood
SHVONDER: Greg Thornton
JOSEF: G Wood

Director: Robert Lanchester
Artistic Director: Nagle Jackson
Managing Director: Alison Harris
Settings: Karen Eisler
Costumes: Robin Hirsch
Llighting: Don Ehman
Stage manager: Kendall Crolius
Assistant stage manager: Cindy Tillotson
Program design: Rob Turano
Sound engineer: Rob Gorton
Assistant to Ms. Eisler: Lisa Fisher
Electrician: Don Ehman
Wardrobe supervisor: Marie Ozmon
Production assistant: Eve Rosenfeld

Heart of a Dog was produced in 1990 by the CSC Repertory with the following cast and crew:

Pooch/Poochkov: Jace Alexander
Shvonder: Josh Pais
Svetlana: Leslie Geraci
Natasha Petrova: Gwynne Rivers
Professor: Bill Raymond
Josef: William Newman
Zina: Anna Levine Thomson
Bormenthal: Anthony Fusco
Colonel Lobchenkov: William Newman
Sonia: Mary Beth Kilkelly

Director: Robert Lanchester
Artistic Director: Carey Perloff
Managing Director: Dara Hershman
Casting: Ellen Novack
Scenic design: Tom Kamm
Costume design: Jane Eliot
Lighting design: Mary Louise Geiger
Sound design: Daniel Schreier
Stage manager: Debora Kingston
Press representative: Cromarty & Co.
Production manager: Jeffrey Berzon
Technical director: Pat Heydenburg
Electrician: Eric Swanson
Assistant to Ms. Eliot: Elizabeth Jenyon
Assistant to Ms. Geiger: Brian Haynesworth
Assistant to Ms. Kingston: Kelly Voorhees
Assistant director was William Pomerantz
Prop master: Maggie Kuyers
Charge painter: Peter Grzybowski
Painters: Gaye Brewer and Ketti Rae Schoenfeld
Wardrobe supervisor: Lucy Dawes
Light board operator: Alex LaBiancia
Sound operators: Richard Craine and Harp Wildern
Master carpenter: Richard Coumbs
Carpenters: Michael Chin, Ezra Delaney, Duane Egyud and Alfred Miller
Electricians: Kathy Bird, Tigre McMullan, Susan Radin and Julia Rubin
Box office manager: Sidney Burgoyne
House manager: Jose Brown
Administrative assistant: Christine Andreadis