Dog Assassin: The Musical
Thursday, March 22, 2012
150 Finoli Drive
Greensburg, PA, USA 15601
Pitt-Greensburg is situated on a 219-acre campus located in suburban Hempfield Township just two miles southeast of the center of the city of Greensburg and approximately forty miles southeast of the center of the city of Pittsburgh.
Dog Assassin: The Musical debuts March 2012
Book & Lyrics by Stephen Schrum
Music by Jeremy dePrisco
Tickets: Regular $12
“Have you ever been kept awake by barking neighborhood dogs and been so agitated you wanted to use the phrase: ‘Terminate with extreme prejudice’?
Dog Assassin depicts a young grocery store bagger, Bob, who makes extra money as a hitman who rids the world of noisy neighborhood dogs. His life is changed after two encounters: he meets his Spirit Guide (a dog, of course) on a camping trip, and later meets Amber, a young woman with whom he has a fling. Something she says disturbs his status quo, and he decides to become a hitman for humans. However, things go awry, and he finds himself running for his life—until he is helped by a stray dog. Renouncing this dark path, he packs up and moves away with Amber, finding reputable employment.
Dog Assassin, like the Tony-winning Broadway play Urinetown, has a terrible title, but a socially redeeming ending for the protagonist.”
Previously, Amber’s monologue from Dog Assassin was published in “One on One: Best Women’s Monologues for the 21st Century”. (Joyce Henry, Bob Shuman, and Rebecca Dunn Jaroff, eds. NY: Applause Books, 2007, pp. 38-39). The play will be produced in 2011-2012 at University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg and will feature 20+ original songs by Schrum/dePrisco performed by a live progressive rock band, with both male and female singers and puppets.
Note: These performances feature a full live band and singers, composed of students and musicians from the Greensburg area.