"You can lay down and die with your tail between your legs,
but I'll go with my teeth in their throat, like a man."
The Somme, 1916. Two men fight to survive the war whole, but the battle keeps shifting and the enemy changes. And then the dogs begin to fall…
Over one hundred years, Will and Jack hold post in a bunker fighting a never-ending war. From the Somme to Stalingrad, Vietnam to Abu Ghraib, the play depicts a world gone made, where outside the sky rains cats and dogs, men behave like beasts, and death is all around. When an enemy solider is captured and as the dogfall grows heavier and heavier, both men must decide who and what they are fighting for and what they might lose in final victory.
"An ambitious story of tremendous sweep and scope. impeccably delivered, superbly written with controlled power and insight, Dogfall exceeds all expectations."
Adelaide Theatre Guide
"Complex themes, sympathetic characters and an absurd plot that avoids the traditional body count by concentrating on falling dogs. This makes for a tense, riveting play about the ironies of war and the deadly games soldiers play."
Aussie Theatre Guide
"The scenario is a war-time convention. The wonder is Lewis’s imaginative insight. He arrays wars past and present like tin cans in a rough-shot shooting gallery till we end up bogged down in mud, mired in oil and blood with the dying and the dead."
"This play is extraordinary - imaginative, lyrical and heartfelt with a nightmarish imagery that suggests Ionesco at his most absurdly bleak and Donny Darko at its most cogent."
The Adelaide Review
"An intensely disturbing deconstruction of war."
DC Metro Arts
"Lewis's script is stunning, lyrical and frightening, yet it escapes total blackness by touching and often funny moments of humanity. As horror is piled upon horror and the absurdity of man is mirrored by the heavens, this emotional rollercoaster escalates to its frightening climax, leaving you breathless. This is the best thing I've seen in a very long time."
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