Holly Hughes in "The Dog and Pony Show (bring your own pony)"
October 19, 2012
- 7:30 p.m.
- Rogers Music Hall, Willamette University Campus
This fantastic solo work is written and performed by 2010 Guggenheim recipient Holly Hughes. A blend of autobiography, animal behavior and bald-faced lies, "Dog and Pony" is a poetic/comic meditation on the midlife crisis in the key of canine. After several years as a professional lesbian, Hughes gives up preaching to the perverted and takes a real job at a prestigious university, acquiring a small pack of dogs in the process. She discovers that as we age, the thin membrane between the animal and the human dissolves entirely. Time doesn't heal or hell, it brings new questions: "What is the sound of one lesbian clapping?