Chalfant, Rauch and Siciliano Star in World Premiere of Red Dog Howls May 14 | Playbill

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News Chalfant, Rauch and Siciliano Star in World Premiere of Red Dog Howls May 14 The world premiere of Alexander Dinelaris' Red Dog Howls, starring Kathleen Chalfant, begins May 14 in Hollywood.

Tony nominee Chalfant stars opposite Matthew Rauch (Prelude to a Kiss, Edward the Second) and Darcie Siciliano (Don't Hug Me, First in Flight) in the drama about family secrets relating to the early 20th-century Armenian genocide at North Hollywood's El Portal Theatre.

Michael Peretzian directs the drama that officially opens May 19 and continues through June 13.

Penned by Drama Desk nominee Alexander Dinelaris (Zanna Don't!), Red Dog Howls "deals frankly with the terrible legacy of the Armenian genocide, and brings to light the human toll of one of the darkest chapters of world history… It tells the story of Michael Kiriakos, a young man who is forced to confront his family's most terrible secret, in order for him to move forward with his own life."

Rauch plays Kiriakos, with Siciliano as his wife, and Chalfant as his secret-revealing grandmother, Rose.

The Red Dog Howls design team includes Tom Buderwitz (set design), Bobby Pearce (costume design), Michael Gilliam (lighting design) and original music composed and performed by Ara Dabandjian. Tickets, priced $42-$65, are available by phoning (818) 508-4200, or by visiting

The El Portal Theatre is at 5269 North Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood.

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