The Dog, the Night, and the Knife

A Struggle for Power

In developing this 2019 iteration, the J.U.S.T Toys team look deeper at Mayenburg’s themes and center this production around ideas of trust, safety, love, logic versus emotion, dream versus reality, and immortality versus murder. Re-envisioned by director Yuri Kordonsky, M is trapped in a nightmarish world full of blood-thirsty strangers – both human and canine. In this town, the desire to love becomes a desire to possess. In this town, “I want you” becomes “I want to eat you” and a lover quickly becomes prey- literally. Haunted by the demons of destruction (Gray), “Younger Sister” (Skovran) discovers new unfamiliar feelings towards “M” in an exploration of the possibility of love amidst a cannibalistic dystopia.

For more information contact Executive Director Terry Greiss at 718-488-9233


What they Say

Mayenburg’s play feels electric and as sharp as a well-maintained kitchen knife.

The Public Reviews

An intriguing drama that should not be missed.

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