The Trouble With Doug
Matthew Hydzik, John Jellison, Emily Jenda, Lindsay Mendez, Barbara Walsh and Jason "Sweet Tooth" Williams
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Number of Acts: 2
Number of Principals (Male): 3
Number of Principals (Female): 2
the largest orchestra we have arranged for is a small ensemble of piano, two woodwinds, bass, and percussion. The show could certainly be scored for a medium or full-sized pit orchestra.
The Trouble With Doug is a contemporary, comedic reimagining of Kafka’s Metamorphosis in which a happy, healthy young man transforms inexplicably into a giant talking slug. Thrust together awkwardly under the same roof, Doug, his family, and his fiancée all struggle to understand and respond to this strangest of crises.
A staged reading of The Trouble With Doug was presented at Goodspeed Musicals’ Festival of New Artists in January 2008. CAP 21’s Professional Theatre Company presented a public reading in November 2008 and a workshop production in June 2009. Originally Produced at CAP21/THE SHOP.
Developmental workshop at Royal & Derngate (UK) in 2011, developmental production at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley (CA) in 2012. Production at Fredericia Theater in Denmark, spring 2017.