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All Bark, No Bite

A Play by Kara Emily Krantz

A comedy with plenty of bite

January 12-February 4, 2024

Thursday-Saturday @ 8pm
Saturday-Sunday @ 2pm

Directed by Kian Kline-Chilton

Charlotte and Eugene live a quiet, no-nonsense lifestyle surrounded by sudoku and argyle. Robert and Bella are boisterous and messy and ridiculously in love. Then there’s the neighbor, Suzanne, who basically doesn’t know what’s going on, but definitely has something to say about it.

Hold on to your seats, you’re in for a delightfully surprising tale about connections. Sure, relationships can be exciting! But, they can also be confusing, unexpected and full of risk. They are almost always worth exploring; and if we’re willing to be vulnerable, they can fill the vacant spaces in our hearts.

All Bark, No Bite is a romantic comedy about relationships, and is built upon a clever conceit that is skillfully revealed in the opening minutes. This witty bite holds the audience for the rest of the show in this sweet and heartfelt play.

This comedic farce has legs. Lots of them.

As of July 2022


In alignment with the State of California, which has removed mask and vaccine requirements for indoor events, Coronado Playhouse will not require patrons to provide proof of vaccination or to wear masks while attending shows or events. However, we strongly recommend mask-wearing while at the Playhouse.

If you are feeling sick or are exhibiting any COVID-19-like symptoms, or if you have been exposed to COVID-19, we recommend you stay home and contact our box office to reschedule your tickets. They can be reached at (619) 435-4856 or

This policy is subject to change if new public health guidance is received from federal, state, or local authorities.

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All Bark, No Bite in the news

“’All Bark, No Bite’” presents an opportunity to reflect on our own relationships, laugh at the absurdities, and appreciate the joy that love and companionship bring. Whether you’re a fan of the traditional tropes of romantic comedies, or simply appreciate a genuine portrayal of life’s messes, Krantz’s play is sure to leave you with a smile.” – The Coronado Times

“Actors Jillian Jones (Bella) and Kevin Bradel (Eugene) perfectly display the dynamics between a new puppy and the set-in-his-ways old dog, and their commitment to over-the-top interactions with Kara Tuckfield (Suzanne), Julianne Riddle (Charlotte), and Tim Baran (Robert) carry most of the genuine laughs of the show.” – The Coronado Times

“ It’s a delectable conceit and one that works so beautifully, you’ll be applauding at just how a once “random idea” has led to this utterly ingenious, endearing, uproariously funny, slyly written, giddy, witty and impeccably acted gem of a comedy.” – Telegram & Gazette

“Crisp, fresh, sharp and invigorating theater. Ingenious, endearing, uproariously funny, slyly written, giddy, witty gem of a comedy.” – Telegram & Gazette

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