Milnerton Players tread the boards again

Getting to know you for Lucy (Elsje van Tonder) and Danno (Lance Laubscher).PICTURE: Jane Amory

Milnerton Players will present It’s a Dog’s Life from Friday May 21 to Saturday May 29 at Milnerton Playhouse in Pienaar Road.

The production is a combination of two short plays, A Dog’s Life by Pam Valentine and Stories from the Pound by Eitan Loewenstein.

Directed by Sheila McCormick the action in both plays revolves around eight dogs in a dog pound or shelter who are all hoping to be rescued and taken to a loving home.

Each dog is there for a different reason, having their own story and from a variety of backgrounds. From the elegant lap dog to the ill-treated pit bull, the disciplined German Shepherd to the bouncy pup, their stories bring home the plight of pets who are now unwanted due to various circumstances.

The set is created using spaces representing kennels (Covid compliant distancing for the actors) with the dogs talking to each other like humans.

They are not dressed in dog costumes but instead wear clothing and accessories that suit their individual personalities. In addition to the dogs, there are two humans; the warden of the shelter and a woman visitor looking for a dog to adopt.

There are limited seats due to Covid protocols. Evening performances are at 8pm and Saturday matinees are at 2.30pm.

Evening tickets cost R95 or R85 for seniors and R75 for members and students.

Matinee tickets cost R85 or R75 for seniors and R65 for members and students.

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