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Men are Dogs

  • Joe Simonelli
  • Full Length Play, Comedy, Present Day, Contemporary
  • 2M, 6F
  • ISBN: 9780573697838

"Simonelli displays an adept comic touch... the mock therapy sessions are worth the price of admission."

Scene OnStage

  • Full Length Play
  • Comedy
  • 120 minutes

  • Time Period: Present Day, Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Adult, Senior
  • Set Requirements: Interior Set
  • Cautions: Alcohol, Mild Adult Themes

  • Performance Group:
  • Large Stage, Dinner Theatre, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, College Theatre / Student, Senior Theatre
Cecelia is a successful psychologist who, among many sessions, runs a support group for single and divorced women. She's got troubles of her own, but it's her ensemble of neurotic patients who provide the action when a "volunteer" role-player becomes the hapless victim of their not-inconsiderable ire.

REVIEWS:

"Audiences are doubling up with laughter."

Asbury Park Press

"Simonelli displays an adept comic touch... the mock therapy sessions are worth the price of admission."

Scene OnStage

"A fascinating comedy, Mr. Simonelli certainly has a tape recorder on the world... go see it now!"

Joe Franklin, Bloomberg Radio

Premiere Production: First Avenue Playhouse - Atlantic Highlands, NJ 2003
  • Casting: 2M, 6F
  • Casting Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

  • CECELIA (38 - 48) - no nonsense psychologist who deals with her clients relationship issues while ignoring her own.
  • ROSE (age commensurate to Cecelia) - Cecelia's wisecracking 'live in' mom who offers her daughter unsolicited dating advice.
  • BOB (40 - 50) - the substitute postal delivery man who strikes up a relationship with Cecelia.
  • TONY (30 - 50) - divorced, pompous, part time actor who is hired by Cecelia to assist with her 'role playing' group.
  • ALLISON (25 - 35) - Hairdresser and latest addition to Cecelia's group.
  • MADELINE, JANE, LORETTA (any age) - supporting group players.
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    Cecelia is a successful psychologist who, among many sessions, runs a support group for single and divorced women. She's got troubles of her own, but it's her ensemble of neurotic patients who provide the action when a "volunteer" role-player becomes the hapless victim of their not-inconsiderable ire.

    $24.95