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About the Show

"Sleeping Dogs" by Robert John Ford


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.  " is Ford's well-paced script that makes the show so remarkable." - The Des Moines Register


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Upcoming Productions

A 2020 Off-Broadway production will be announced in spring 2020.

Previous Productions

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: " is Ford's well-paced script that makes the show so remarkable."


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

Photo & Video Gallery

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