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Set on November 21, 1963, Dogfight follows three young Marines on the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia. The trio sets out for one last boys’ night of debauchery, partying, and maybe a little trouble. When Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress, he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits. Rose however rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of compassion.

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Performances ended on Aug. 19, 2012.

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Previews: Jun 27, 2012 • Opening: Jul 16, 2012 • Closing: Aug 19, 2012
Off-Broadway Musicals Drama
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Tony Kiser Theatre
305 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
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What is the story of Dogfight?
On November 21, 1963, a group of young marines is gathered in San Fransisco the night before they ship off to Vietnam. They decide to celebrate their last night of freedom with a cruel game they call a “dogfight” where every man sets out to find the ugliest girl he can and brings her to a party. Everyone puts in money, and the man with the ugliest date wins the pot. One of the young men taking part is Eddie Birdlace, who is running out of time to find a date when he meets idealistic waitress Rose Fenny in a diner.  He invites her to the party—her very first party—and she accepts. She leaves angrily when she finds out about the bet and Eddie, feeling bad, comes to find her. After an inauspicious beginning, an awkward love story begins to unfold.

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Dierdre Friel
Steven Booth
Adam Halpin
F. Michael Haynie
James Moye


Music and Lyrics
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Peter Duchan
Joe Mantello
Christopher Gattelli
Set and Costume Designer
David Zinn
Lighting Designer
Paul Gallo
Sound Designer
Fitz Patton
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