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Richard Lucas found himself living next to a neighbor with a dog that barked all day and night. He got mad. “I was told by the Sheriff's Department to complete a six-month barking-dog log before they would step in,” Lucas says. “That dog log unfolds the torment of living next to incessant barking and the comically cruel effects it has had on my life. It’s a classic tale of man vs. beast, of one man’s fight to resolve neighbor’s inhumanity to neighbor, as well as a journey of self-discovery in a time of nearly unendurable domestic duress at the hands of a 2.5-pound Yorkshire terrier named Sophie. Who will win the ultimate test of wills?” What's an actor to do but turn the saga into a one-man show and call it Buried in Sophie’s Tomb: My Barking Dog Log to the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Dept ?

Wed., Feb. 25, 8 p.m., 2009

LA Weekly