a dramatic play by Robert John Ford
ABOUT THE SHOW
Two mothers are trying to uncover the facts surrounding a car accident that has left one woman's son dead and the other woman's son comatose. Their investigation, which leads to surprising and disturbing revelations about the circumstances leading up to and immediately after the accident, ultimately forces the mothers to re-examine the identities of both themselves and the sons they thought they knew so well after realizing there has been a misidentification and switch of the victims. Loosely based on a true story, "Sleeping Dogs" examines the complex and very personal reasons why some people are content to accept matters as they appear to be while others are compelled to seek the truth at any cost. "Riveting...it is Ford's well-paced script that makes the show so remarkable." - The Des Moines Register
There are no upcoming productions currently scheduled.
2015 - HRC New Play Showcase, Hudson, NY - reading (1 performance)
2015 - Dramatists Guild "Friday Night Footlights," New York, NY - reading (1 performance)
2013 - Ashland New Play Festival, Ashland, OR - reading (2 performances)
2013 - Cygnet Theatre's Playwrights in Process Fest, San Diego, CA - reading (1 performance)
2009 - Iowa Playwrights Workshop, Tallgrass Theatre, West Des Moines, IA - workshop production (6 performances)
PRESS & REVIEWS
2013 - Doug Rowe, Artistic Director of Ashland New Play Festival - quote: "The play, in my estimation, was not only the best of the year but the best of my stay with the organization."
2013 - San Diego Playwrights - interview: click here
2009 - Des Moines Register - review: click here
2009 - Des Moines Register - review quote: "Riveting...it is Ford's well-paced script that makes the show so remarkable."
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
2015 - HRC New Play Showcase, Hudson, NY - Winner
2013 - Ashland New Play Festival, Ashland, OR - Winner
2013 - Cygnet Theatre's Playwrights in Process Fest, San Diego, CA - Winner
2013 - National - Vittum Award, Play Category - Winner
2009 - Des Moines, IA - Iowa Playwrights Workshop New Play Contest - Winner
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