Chesapeake

Chesapeake

By Lee Blessing

Directed by Cynthia Levin

19 Dec- 07 Jan

THE JEROME STAGE

In a strained political season, the provocative work of one edgy performance artist comes up against a conservative senator running for re-election. The senator has a lovable dog; a charming, folksy manner; and a campaign to cut “frivolous arts spending.” The artist has a plan for one final shocking performance with his NEA funding. How much could a dognapping really cost, anyway? In this tale of an attempt to kidnap and retrain a politician’s pooch, Lee Blessing explores the mysterious connections between dogs and their humans, politics and artists, and miraculous wonder in our lives.

 

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