An upright young man’s life is changed forever when an enigmatic young woman crosses his path. But while he sees her as a curiosity, she sees herself as something altogether different. Dog challenges the audience—and its stand in, Charlie—to truly listen. It makes us question whether we even have the vocabulary to understand the language of the repressed. It showcases the fundamental demand of the under-heard: not for revenge, for special privileges, or for revolution, but to be truly heard, to be understood, to be treated as human beings. And Dog is able to do this while being very funny, fairly emotionally jarring, and not at all saccharine.