Music by Rachel Peters
Libretto by Royce Vavrek
PRAIRIE DOGS finds our eleven-year-old Girl in a town overrun by prairie dogs. Her father has been shooting the strays on the property and cheating on his wife. The Girl solves both problems simultaneously: she divorces her real parents, becomes obsessed with taxidermy, and creates her own prairie dog family, only to find that they are not the affectionate substitutes she’d hoped they would be.