When Michael and Eden's beloved dog, Jock, violently turns on a neighbor's dog, the couple is forced to re-evaluate beliefs, question assumptions and examine the darker aspects of life, according to a synopsis.
A review of a 2015 production, at latimes.com, said: "Targeting a young audience with hip, snappy dialogue and contemporary sensibilities, Schraft’s narrative efficiency drops us in medias res into Michael and Eden’s quandary.
"Although their initial rapid-fire volleys could benefit from additional timing polish, once the other couple shows up the momentum never falters as defenses roll over and self-deceptions get banished to the doghouse."
The New Ground cast — directed by Jacque Cohoon — features the talents of Kyle Taylor, Tabitha Oles, Jordan L. Smith and Ashley Hoskins.
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays this weekend and next. Tickets cost $10 in advance (at 563-265-5347) and $12 at the door. Senior and student discount available.