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by Jenny Schwartz

Directed by Krissy Vanderwarker

for Dog & Pony


IGod's Ear is a heartbreaking work that uses unconventional structure and language to explore a couple's relationship as they mourn the death of their son. The New York Times described the story as "… separate odysseys of suffering that intersect on some sort of psychic plain, Mel and Ted slide down a rabbit hole into an alternate reality, where a toddler cracks wise, the Tooth Fairy sings grimly comic little ditties and G.I. Joe offers family counseling.


This is an intensely moving and haunting production.


- Chris Jones,

Chicago Tribune

Expect intensity, surreality, and moments of unexpected comedy.

- Chicago Magazine

Schwartz’s quietly shimmering 2008 drama, delivered here by Dog & Pony, Chicago’s premier storefront producer of contemporary American theater, is the surest evidence in recent memory that the scene with the most adjectival strikes against it—off-Loop, non-Equity, Generation Y—is as equipped as any to create engaging adult entertainment.

- Chris Piatt, Time Out Chicago

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