It's probably a reference to the song "Atomic Dog" by George Clinton. Clinton and his band Parliament Funkadelic were known for their outrageous stage shows and crazy costumes. Since this is an elaborate and very eccentric take on the play, it makes perfect sense.
The show often had more than one meaning for everything. It could also be a reference to destroying something, blowing it up--costumes notwithstanding, this is far different from the usual style of presenting the play. They made something that is normally seen as very staid and formal into something that's really loopy and satirical.
Last Edit: Feb 19, 2006 8:18:03 GMT -5 by queensgirl