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The Dancing Bear
A New Comedy
Developed at Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont
Development partially funded by the Bob Jolly Charitable Trust in support of new work
The Dancing Bear is about Marilyn who, while asleep on the subway, dreams of a dancing bear that she believes will fix all that's wrong with her life. Of course we all know a dancing bear isn't the solution to anything, but that doesn't stop Marilyn from trying anyway. The Dancing Bear shows our society in the pretext of an American family, complete with an impotent (literally) patriarch, two angry teenagers who experience school shootings on a daily basis, and of course, a dancing bear.