The homeless dogs of Baltimore Humane Society will be starring in Macbeth this month! Premiering Thursday, April 12, The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory’s production of Macbeth will include an adoptable canine as part of its acting troupe.
Hopefully the play, known as one of Shakespeare’s biggest tragedies, will result in a very happy ending for the homeless thespian. Assuming the role of “Man’s Best Friend” on Thursday will be Sophia. Sophia was found starving and freezing on a garbage dump behind her owner’s home able only to walk on her hind legs.
The owner said he had no use for her anymore and in fact, had not even named her for the months in which he owned her. She is now a happy, well adjusted nine month old boxer mix who even knows a little Greek, thanks to her foster family of Greek descent.
The Shakespeare Factory is committed to helping both Sophia and all the homeless animals at Baltimore Humane Society. It is doing all it can to get them adopted including a full page “actor’s bio” in the playbill and maintaining a B’more Humane information table at all the shows.
Baltimore Humane Society will be sharing the stage with The Shakespeare Factory throughout the rest of the year for several different plays. Different dogs and/or cats will be appearing in the roles at each of the performances. Some of the other actors in Macbeth will include Chunkamonk and Wyatt.
Macbeth will be performed beginning April 12 at the The Great Hall Theatre, St. Mary’s Outreach Center, 3900 Roland Ave., Baltimore. Catch the show the evening of April 12th or during the weekend of April 20-22 or April 27–28. For more information or tickets visit theshakespearefactory.com. Anyone who sees Sophia or any of the other Baltimore Humane Society actors will get half off the adoption fee if they mention it when they come to the shelter and fill out an application.