The Dog Died: A Midwestern Case Study Yianni Papadimos
About This Show
Alex is gay and lives with his ex-girlfriend. They’ve just finished their first year of law school at the University of Michigan when he finds out his childhood dog is dead. Alex and his brother George meet up with their dear friends Bart (a teacher) and Devin (a general manager at the Panera Bread on Sawmill Road) to honor the dog’s life. As the boys drink and laugh, the complexities of their views regarding race, sexuality, and past mistakes rise to the surface. They are forced to confront their opinions of each other as well as of themselves.
about the artist
YIANNI PAPADIMOS is a Greek-American writer and actor. His first full-length musical (The Cobalteans) was an official selection of the 2015 New York Musical Festival (NYMF). Papadimos received the awards for Outstanding Book and Outstanding Lyrics. He has been working with his writing partner Ben Chavez since 2013. They have had their material performed and produced all over NYC. Last spring, their newest musical Elysium premiered as part of the Ohio Northern University Theatre Department’s Main Stage Season. The team’s newest concert, Chavez & Papadimos: Chasing Summer, will go up at 54 Below on August 27th.