my boyfriend, the dog
- awww! signing autographs
This weekend I had the pleasure of watching my boyfriend, David, don a head-to-toe dog suit and run around barking and wagging his tail.
He made me very proud. His portrayel of El Exigente, the title role of the kids show now playing at the Atlantic Theater, No Dogs Allowed!, was incredibly energetic and adorable. He told me that this was actually one of his most challenging roles: no lines, no songs, a lot of jumping up and down, a little bit of tango, and endless panting.
His particular rendition of a dog was very rough’n’tumble, which in my opinion, is the best kind of pooch. It reminded Shawna of her loving, stinky, and endearingly dumb doggie Jake, and brought back a flood of fond memories for her. After the show, all the actors waited in the lobby to sign autographs (including the playwright, Sonia Manzano, MARIA FROM SESAME STREET!!). All the kids ran up to David, hugging him and telling him their favorite part of the show. It was pretty frickin’ cute.
Our friend, Chloe also did an awesome job of playing “Shorty”, a clairvoyant and tough seven-year-old! It was a great show — if you babysit in NYC, or have little cousins, or you’re just looking for something innocent and sweet to do on a Saturday or Sunday morning, check it out!
Click here for tickets and more info.