There was no need to bury him. The crows finished him off. It was a good lesson for the other dogs.
They say it’s the opposable thumb that separates man from the beasts, but it is the suppression of savagery that makes us human.
What would you do if you won the lottery? Buy a high class apartment? A new car? Splurge on designer clothing and bling?
For this low-class couple, instant wealth has awakened the dormant beasts within – snapping, snarling and baring every savage tooth.
In a car on a rainy night, Dogs sees a millionaire couple travel a seemingly never ending journey through their childless, marriage of convenience. They’ve got 32 tins of dog food for their Great Dane, Skippy. She berates him about his impotency and inadequacies, he about her besotted behaviour over their dog.
Tearing into cultural and sexual ideals and the brittle veneer of multiculturalism, Dogs lays bare issues of class, violence and urban alienation. Singaporean playwright ElanGovan stares inside the angry, rabid mouth of societal values and begs the question: are we dogs?
Director: Ian Bolgia // Written by: ElanGovan // Featuring: Summer Williams & Adam T. Perkins
Image credit: Seth Matthews