Cardinal Stage Company Goes To The Dogs

"Costumer Angela Malone has us wearing ears and tails, but we’re still definitely people.”

actors with doggy ears

Photo: Melinda Seader

The dog eared cast: (Rachel Faulkner, Alex Gulk, Aubrey Seader, Kiotta Marshall)

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Go, Dog. Go!

children's play from the book by Phillip Dey Eastman


Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center

June 16-June 24, 2012

The Cardinal Stage Company presents Go, Dog. Go! By P.D. Eastman. Eastman was a Disney and Warner Brothers veteran who wrote the story for Dr. Seuss’s Beginner Book series. The series began with The Cat in the Hat.

Kiotta Marshall and Alex Gulck are both veterans of Cardinal Stage Company productions, but for both this is the first kids show. “One big difference is simply the amount of physical motion, director Randy White really has us moving” says Marshall.  “Yes, “says Gulck,  who plays Yellow Dog. “It’s a show aimed at the youngest audience ever for a Cardinal kids show and it’s more of a series of vignettes than an extended story.”

Marshall is especially aware of the vignette quality of Go Dog. Go!  because she plays two characters. “I play “Spotted Dog” and a character named Hattie,” said Marshall. So I am always coming in and out as one or another of the characters. Fortunately, Hattie always wears hats, so the kids can tell us apart.”

Speaking of hats, both actors say that costume designer Angie Malone has them looking very much like people playing dogs. “It’s kind of like the cartoon character Goofy,” said Gulck. “We do have ears and tails, but we’re still definitely people.”

The Cardinal Stage Company’s production of Go, Dog. Go!  with music direction by Eric Anderson plays June 16th through June 24th at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center Auditorium.

George Walker

After completing an M.A.T. degree in English at Indiana University, George Walker began announcing for WFIU in 1967. Along with regularly hosting classical music shows, he interviews artists and reviews plays and operas.

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