THE STORY: Two recluses watch their lives take a bizarrely sharp turn, when a starving coyote starts showing up at their fire escape. Soon the pair comes to embrace their animal instincts as they bond with their new feral friend. MY BARKING DOG is a gripping exploration of our increasingly disconnected, urban lifestyles, and what happens when nature challenges man-made boundaries.
“MY BARKING DOG…shocks and surprises, and in a most brilliant and entertaining way. …The play…is at various moments poetic, funny, gripping and stomach-churning, and sometimes all these things together.” —LA Weekly. “…smart, witty, theatre of absurd-esque. …a streamlined, no-fat depiction of two lonely souls possibly finding their ultimate purpose in life.” —BroadwayWorld.com. “I only wish more American plays were this daring. …by the last moments of the play, we’re in a fever dream of a world, a demented fantasy in which Nature finally has its revenge on Culture. If you think you’ve guessed what I mean, I guarantee you’re mistaken.” —CLTampa.com.
“…MY BARKING DOG has plenty of bite. …smart, edgy, visceral and socially relevant. …funny as hell, something that few plays with a social message manage to be. Coble’s command of language is impressive…” —TheBradentonTimes.com.