The holidays are a time for youngsters, for innocence... and for Poona the Fuckdog and Other Plays for Children. Jeff Goode's twisted take on fairy tales makes its way to Beantown Dec. 1-23 with the TheatreZone company.
A parody of children's theatre, Poona follows the travels of the erstwhile heroine as Poona follows the desires of the Fairy God Phallus and meets up with a cast of strange friends and even stranger strangers, including Rabbit, Suzy-Suzy Cybersassin, Mr. Beer, a talking television that rules the Land of Do (where nobody did) and The Almighty God Himself.
Goode is also the author of The Eight: The Reindeer Monologues and Romeo and Julius [Cesear]: a New Play by William Shakespeare. Poona the Fuckdog was first produced by New York City's adobe theatre company in Nov.-Dec., 1999.
TheatreZone artistic director Danielle Fauteux Jacques directs. Her credits include bash by Neil LaBute, Cocteau's The Eiffel Tower Wedding Party and Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba.
Tickets are $15 at the door, $12 in advance. TheatreZone performs at the Actors Workshop at 40 Boylston Street. For reservations, call (617) 887 2336. TheatreZone is on the web at http://www.theatrezone.org. — By Christine Ehren