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StageWorks Fresno Presents DOGFIGHT

Categorized as: Performing Arts & Dance
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3 WEEKENDS - 10 PERFORMANCES July 24 - August 9

A touching and powerful tale, DOGFIGHT is the story of Eddie Birdlace, a young Marine on the eve of his deployment to Vietnam. But when Eddie meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion. Staged with haunting musicality and delicate characters, DOGFIGHT is about how people surprise each other and survive with their goodness intact.

Based on the 1991 film with River Phoenix and Lili Taylor, and studded with impressive songs by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (James and the Giant Peach, Edges, and A Christmas Story), Dogfight offers audiences the winning combination of a great musical score, an unexpected love affair and a genuine soul. This romantic and heartbreaking theatrical journey stays with you long after the performance.

Friday, July 24th @ 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 25th @ 8:00 p.m.

Sunday Matinee, July 26th @ 2:00 p.m.

Friday, July 31st @ 8:00 p.m.

Saturday Matinee, August 1st @ 2:00 p.m.

Saturday Evening, August 1st @ 8:00 p.m.

Sunday Matinee, August 2nd @ 2:00 p.m.

Friday, August 7th @ 8:00 p.m.

Saturday Evening, August 8th @ 8:00 p.m.

Sunday Matinee, August 9th @ 2:00 p.m.

This show is rated PG-13 for language and mature situations. Not appropriate for young children. Parental guidance recommended.

The Dan Pessano Theater- CUSD Performing Arts Complex

2770 E. International Ave., Fresno CA 93730

CAST:

Jordan Litz - Eddie

Ellie West - Rose

William Bishop - Fector

Sharon Burley - Marcy

Claira Broach - Ruth Two Bears

Gian Console - Bernstein

Emma DenBesten - Peggy

Kelsey Deroian - Mama

Lauren Folland - Suzette

Miguel Gastelum - Michaels

Joshua Hansen - Boland

Jamar Thompson - Stevens

Jacob Williams - Gibbs

with Chris Carsten - Lounge Singer

Directed by Joel C. Abels

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