An adoptable dog whose resume includes cuddling, lapping up the limelight and acting like “quite the gentleman” will help to bring one of the immortal works of The Bard to life when the curtain rises on The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory’s production of Richard III.
Jazz, a year-and-a-half old Pit Bull mix, is the first of many tail-wagging thespians from Baltimore Humane Society who will have the chance to step on stage in the role of young Richard’s pet dog during the play’s run.
Although he’s about to have his moment in the spotlight, Jazz is still waiting for his big break– the chance of landing a starring role in the life of a loving pet parent. To help the adoptable dog stars in the production, The Shakespeare Factory will place a full page actor’s bio of each acting canine in the playbill, and the play’s attendees can find out more about adopting from the Baltimore Humane Society at a B’more Humane information table, which will be set up at all of the shows.
To quote Shakespeare’s Hamlet, “the play’s the thing” that might bring the promise of adoption for many dogs and cats from The Baltimore Humane Society as they are cast in various productions through the rest of the year.
The curtain rises March 28th on Richard III, and fans of both the Bard and our barking buddies can catch the performance at The Great Hall Theatre, 3900 Roland Avenue in Baltimore, through April 19th.
For more information or tickets, visit theshakespearefactory.com. Theater attendees who see Jazz or any of the other Baltimore Humane Society actors will get half off the adoption fee if they come to adopt the actor and mention it when they fill out an application.
Photo Credit: Baltimore Humane Society