presented by OnStage Playhouse
June 4 – June 27, 2021
Amina and Ryan are both officers on the Cleveland police force. Amina is black, Ryan is white, and they are falling deeply and passionately in love. When an officer-involved shooting roils the department, small cracks in their relationship widen into a chasm of confusion and self-doubt. A mystery and a love story with high stakes and no easy answers, Kevin Artigue’s Sheepdog fearlessly examines police violence, interracial love, and class in the 21st century.
“…riveting and thought-provoking…a mesmerizing, sometimes edge-of-your-seat drama that morphs seamlessly from a romance origin story, to a morality play, then, finally, an intriguing detective mystery…” —BroadwayWorld.com
“[Sheepdog] delves into fraught issues of race…[Artigue] looks through a humanized lens at the impact of a police shooting from a largely unexplored angle, the personal impacts on the shooter’s life…“A bang-up, must-see and intensely emotional play.” —LA Times
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