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posted Friday, May 14, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 20
Fuckdog a madcap mess of mischief
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Fuckdog a madcap mess of mischief

by Miryam Gordon - SGN A&E Writer

Poona the Fuckdog (and other stories for children)
Open Circle Theater
Through May 29


This article must contain expletives. There is no avoiding the title of the play, Poona the Fuckdog (and other stories for children), now at Open Circle Theater. The play cuts up, skewers, and then barbeques the standard learning format for children: fairy tales. Once upon a time.

Poona, the poor little fuckdog, longs for friends. Her Fairy God-Phallus brings her a pretty pink box for friends to play in with her. Handsome Prince shows up to play in her pink box, but their friendship is less than desirable otherwise. Poona rejects her more steadfast friend, Bunny, for the allure of Handsome Prince.

Along the way, Poona meets The Man Who Could Sell Anything, and the TV who becomes ruler of the Kingdom of Do (where no one did) after all the actual people are killed, and a couple of aliens named Jasper and Cunt find themselves dropped into the middle of the play and want to find their way out. There's also a depressed frog and a shrub who doesn't like his placement in the set design and changes places with a shrub that has no human behind it.

This madcap mess of mischief was previously performed 10 years ago at Open Circle, and they decided it was time for a revival. Starring the wide-eyed innocent Monica Wulzen as Poona, the cast gamely romps from short story to short story. If you look behind the silliness, you can glimpse political commentary on consumerism, censorship, violence marketed toward children, nuclear holocaust (visited upon them by a fire-breathing dragon), and other "-isms."

Andrew Tasakos (Fairy God-Phallus, Bunny, and others) and Rod Sandahl (director) were actually there 10 years ago, on stage. Other current cast members are Todd Van Der Ark, Kara Thorne, Tom Dewey, Ryan Demerick, Sibyl Darling, and Aaron Allshouse. Allshouse actually had to step in after actor John McKenna had part of a building fall on him under the Icon Grill in downtown Seattle a few weeks ago. Though McKenna ended up with 21 broken bones, he survived and is mending.

Sibyl Darling, as the TV, and Ryan Demerick, as The Man Who Could Sell Anything, and their various other smaller roles, stand out with Wulzen in delivering needed energy and wackiness to the production. Sandahl's fun set of cloud-covered backdrops and fairytale colors and Sam O'Hara's costumes provide all the necessary visual support. Music originally written for the original production is used with peppy results.

You can go for a good time and enjoy the scatological double-entendres or enjoy the subtext and the non-intellectual delivery. Either way, it's a fun evening that provides in-your-face language. Given how much more scatological television is these days, it's probably less shocking than it was when it was first produced. But it still remains pretty funny. For more information, go to www.octheater.com or call 206-382-4250 or www.brownpapertickets.com.

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