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Theater Barn's 'Dog' captures Beane's biting satire on fame

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The emergence of a celebrity or “public persona” is not happenstance. It’s a business. Carefully created by unseen hands, these fabricated images are built to influence or sway, and that is code for “built to deceive.” Politics doesn’t have the lock on the craft (or even a very convincing one); Hollywood perfected the process long ago. The only thing that has changed is the players. Douglas Carter Beane’s clever little exposé, “The Little Dog Laughed” ...

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