Dogfight Opens April 9 at Berry College Sisters Theatre 

Release Date: April 9, 2019

Berry College Theatre Company is looking for a fight with “Dogfight,” a musical about a bet, love and how much trouble one night can be.

Written by Peter Duchan, the show follows Eddie Birdlace and his fellow marines as they celebrate their final moments together before departing for Vietnam when they find themselves in a ‘dogfight,’ a cruel game where they each bet money on who can bring the ugliest date to a party. Eddie sets his gaze on Rose, a local waitress who has never been on a date in her life, and they embark on a wild night that eventually ends in heartbreak. “Dogfight” is a story about the cruelty of human nature, finding forgiveness and starting over.

Audiences are advised that the showcontains strong language and mature themes.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday beginning April 9 through April 14 at the Berry College Sisters Theatre. There will also be an additional 2 p.m. show Sunday, April 14.  General admission is $12, senior citizens are $8 and students are $6. To purchase tickets please visit berry.edu/bctc-tickets or for further information, call the box office at (706) 236-2263.

“I’m most excited to see the story come alive. I feel like a lot of times we put war into this little box and think ‘that was a long time ago, that’s not now.’ But that story is still relevant today. I’m excited to see people learn from that and experience that that section of history,” said Sarah Thompson, who’s playing the role of Marcy.

The music was written and composed by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. The duo is well known for their work on the Broadway hit “Dear Evan Hansen,” and the films “La La Land” and “The Greatest Showman.” Assistant Professor of Theatre and Director of Theatre Anna Filippo is co-directing this production with Visiting Artist-in-Residence David Alford.

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