You might feel fine about the end of the world, but what if you’re one of the unlucky schlubs who survive? Your entertainment options go from 500 channels to watch to a roving band of post-apocalyptic vaudevillians, or so posits the play Dog Act, which hits Tempe on Saturday, November 16. Penned by lauded playwright Liz Duffy Adams and directed by Brian Foley, Dog Act centers on performers Rozetta Stone and Dog (who just happens to be undergoing human-to-dog species demotion) trudging through what used to be the northeastern United States. The goal, while passing along the surviving scraps of culture through entertainment, is to eventually get to the purported wonderland of China. This production weaves five original songs into the bleak but comedic narrative.
Dog Act is on at 7:30 p.m. at ASU’s Galvin Playhouse, 51 East 10th Street in Tempe. Tickets are $8 to $16. More info is available at www.mainstage.asu.edu.