It’s raining cats and dogs… on stage

Are you a cat lover or a dog lover? Do you spend more time talking about your pets than you do your children?

Then there are two shows coming up that you may be interested in.

On Thursday, July 21, the Walker Art Center presents “Tragedy on the Sea Nymph,” a 10 minute silent film starring dogs who perform the romance and tragedy of clandestine lovers shipwrecked at sea. Written and Directed by Elizabeth Cline, the film will be accompanied by five opera singers and the Cedar String Quartet. People are welcome to bring their dogs; the performance will take place on Walker’s Open Field (plastic baggies will be provided).

Tragedy on the Sea Nymph from machine project on Vimeo.

Then, July 29 – 31, the Amazing Acro-Cats return to In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre. The cats – along with a guest hen – push carts, ride skateboards, roll barrels, ring bells, turn on lights, walk tight ropes, and jump through hoops. Oh and they’ve formed a rock band.

No mention of whether pet owners can bring their cats to the performance. I’m guessing not.

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