The title of Undermain Theatre's latest production, David Rabe's The Dog Problem, is redundant. Dogs themselves are problems. They're a drain on your finances and cover your house in piss, shit and puke when they're not demanding you play with them or running up medical expenses. Kinda like kids, except they won't keep you out of the nursing home. In the case of this comedy, though, the titular canine has witnessed its owner, Ray, banging the girlfriend of a fellow lowlife in Little Italy, and the cuckolded goombah insists on killing either Ray or the dog, Ray's choice. So maybe this dog's not so problematic after all--after all, if it wasn't there, who'd be the sacrificial lamb? The play runs Wednesdays through Saturdays, through November 27, at the Undermain, 3200 Main St. Tickets ($15 to $25) and showtimes are available at 214-747-5515 or undermain.org.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8:15 p.m.; Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: Oct. 23. Continues through Nov. 24, 2010