Photo credit: Paige Kiliany (l to r) Sam Flash ,Travis Ammons, Sammi Sicinski, Cheryl Tanner, Jarred Tettey and Bradley Winkler in Devil Dog Six
The set up:
Move over War Horse, there's a new pony in town and this one ain't gonna tug manipulatively on your heart strings in Walt Disney tear-jerky fashion. In fact, this horse is aiming to make you take pause and actually think about real human issues and emotions. Devil Dog Six, the new play by Fengar Gael set in the world of competitive horseracing uses the racetrack to examine themes of ambition, competition, ethics and integrity. And oh, yeah, there's even some bigotry and misogyny thrown in for good measure.
Commissioned by the InterAct Theatre of Philadelphia through the National New Play Network, Devil Dog Six premiered in San Diego and was awarded the Craig Noel Award for Outstanding New Play.