We’re betting some retired racing greyhounds steal the show when The Royal Family is staged by Theatre Memphis Aug. 16 to Sept. 1.
The play, written by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber, parodies the renowned Barrymore family of actors. It includes a scene that requires two greyhounds, roles being admirably filled by none other than Monster
(aka Monster Chaos) and Davy
(KGB Davys Locker). Adopter and MSGAO volunteer Sue Arlotta
graciously allowed her pups to demonstrate their acting chops, with Vicki Cohen,
MSGAO director, giving her time to dog-wrangling/stage mother duties.
Monster and Davy will be stealing the show in the Theatre Memphis production of The Royal Family.
The dogs attended numerous rehearsals in preparation for their debut on stage. “We have finished our first week of rehearsals and Davy and Monster are pros!” Vicki reports. ”On our first night we did the first walk-through in slow motion. Very good. The director called for the second try a little faster. Very good. On the third try the director said to go at full speed with the scream. ‘Scream?’ (I hadn’t seen a script).”
“Davy pulls me into the building. They are loving this!” Vicki says.
And according to Vicki, the play’s director also told the cast: “And you do realize that it doesn’t matter what you’re saying, no one is listening to you.”
It’s obvious Monster and Davy are going to steal the show and provide excellent advertisement for greyhound adoption. The Playbill will include information on MSGAO and a lobby poster will promote the adoption program.
“Everyone is thrilled to have the greyhounds on the stage,” Vicki notes. Maybe some of the actors will be inspired to get greyhounds of their very own!
For details on the play and ticket information, go to http://www.theatrememphis.org/). Greyhound adopters who attend the performance can get $5 off the adult price of $25 if they call the box office with the code CARDMSRF. The box office number is (901) 682-8323.
Let’s get all the Greyhound lovers here to support Davy and Monster and spread the word about adoption!