JANUARY 12-FEBRUARY 3, 2024
SHEEPDOG – drama by Kevin Artigue
Amina and Ryan are both officers on the Cleveland police force. Amina is black, Ryan is white, and they are falling deeply and passionately in love. When an officer-involved shooting roils the department, small cracks in their relationship widen into a chasm of confusion and self-doubt. A mystery and a love story with high stakes and no easy answers, Sheepdog fearlessly examines police violence, interracial love, and class in the 21st century. Seeming at first to be a “ripped from the headlines” play, it’s a different, personal look at a police shooting from the view of the impact on the shooter’s life. “…riveting and thought-provoking…a mesmerizing, sometimes edge-of-your-seat drama that morphs seamlessly from a romance origin story, to a morality play, then, finally, an intriguing detective mystery…” —BroadwayWorld.com. “…a thought-provoking two-character drama…Sheepdog is both impressive and important as it thrusts the viewer into matters of his or her own conscience.” —LA Times. “A bang-up, must-see and intensely emotional [play]…all of the parties involved in police reform, from the mayor on down, should sit down and watch together.” —Chicago Tribune.