THE TROUBLE WITH DOUG
lyrics by Daniel Maté
music by Will Aronson
book by Will Aronson & Daniel Maté
The Trouble With Doug is a contemporary comedic re-imagining of Franz Kafka’s short story “The Metamorphosis.” On the eve of his 27th birthday, Doug Gregory transforms from a happy and healthy young man into a giant garden slug. Family relationships undergo their own surprising metamorphoses as the Gregory clan confronts the loss of the son they knew.
The show was featured at the 2010 NAMT Festival of New Musicals, and has been presented by the CAP21 Theatre Company, TheatreWorks Palo Alto, and the Theater at Arts Garage. In May 2017, Doug was produced at Denmark's Frederecia Teater, in a production directed by Victoria Clark and orchestrated by Bruce Coughlin.