The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane

June 15 – June 24, 2023

A rip-roaringly funny evening of theatre awaits when EPAC presents The Little Dog Laughed. Written by critically-acclaimed, Wyomissing, PA-raised playwright Douglas Carter Beane, whose notable credits include XanaduSister Act, and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CinderellaThe Little Dog Laughed is biting and timely, and is filled with hilarity and realism while questioning what a happy ending should look like.

A closeted gay actor, Mitchell, hopes to land the leading role in a Hollywood action film, but falls in love with a hustler, which may derail his career before it even gets started. His eccentrically acerbic agent grows concerned with his “slight recurring case of homosexuality,” and will do anything to ensure he avoids scandal and remains on his path to success. And we mean anything. In a battle for both his love and career, can Mitchell find himself victorious?


This play is a comedy that contains brief frontal nudity, strong adult language including swearing and derogatory terms, sexual themes and situations, and alcohol use that some audience members may find offensive.

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Zach Haines – Mitchell Green

Sharon Mellinger – Diane

Jeremy Ebert – Alex

Rachel Faust – Ellen


Directed by Edward R. Fernandez 

Season Sponsor: Clark Associates
Technology Partner: 12:34 MicroTechnologies
Community Partner: Blue Ridge Communications