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Gannon's Schuster Theatre presents Dog, Woman, Man

Published: 12/02/2021

Cast members of Dog, Woman, Man at Gannon University's Schuster Theatre

Cast members of Dog, Woman, Man at Gannon University's Schuster Theatre

Gannon University’s Schuster Theatre will be doing a musical production of Dog, Woman, Man at 8 p.m. on Dec. 2 to 4 and 9 to 11, as well as at 2 p.m. on Dec. 11 at the Schuster Theatre, 620 Sassafrass St.

In this production, a dog narrates the odd behavior between a man and woman who have bound themselves to one another even though neither can stand the other's company. At the very moment they meet, the dog runs up and stays with them because he – like them – has nothing to lose, and he – like them – is looking for protection.

After a short period of devotion, human nature forces its way to the surface: love becomes possessiveness, closeness is replaced by mistrust and alienation, but a breakup is out of the question. The couple’s energy-sapping everyday routine binds them together like a taut leash. This all seems very natural to the dog: "We dogs and human beings are alike in many ways. We deal with catastrophes similarly: we accept them,” he thinks.

The production is written by Sibylle Berg and translated to English by Neil Blackadder. It is inspired by the story, “Housebroken,” by Yael Hedaya.

Tickets are available on the Schuster Theatre website for $7. Gannon students can use the code “DOG” to get $5 off their ticket purchase. Only one code can be used per transaction. Students must show their Gannon IDs at the door when arriving.

The Schuster Theatre box office opens one hour prior to curtain at which time online ticket sales for that performance will be closed and tickets can be purchased at the theatre. For safety reasons, there will be no late seating.

According to Gannon University and CDC COVID-19 guidelines, audience members must wear a mask for the entire show.

This production is not suitable for children. It contains adult language, themes, and fake cigarette smoking. Viewer discretion is advised.

This event is open to the public. To purchase your ticket, visit