Tails of Seattle: A pets blog
Review: The Rep goes to the dogs, for one night only
Posted by Rocket Fitzpatrick
So that's where they go when they put on the smell-nice, toss me a treat and hurry out.
Last night I got to go, too! Mom dressed me in my smart red jacket, and we drove in the car (I love to lick the windows!) to go see a play. It was called "Sylvia" and it was at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. There were a whole bunch of dogs there! It was really great. Everybody was so nice. We mixed it up a bit before the show in what they call the lobby, and nobody even minded if you smelled their behinds.
Then we went into this big dark room and some other people came out and talked to us. We all barked when they did that, but we got used to it and settled down pretty fast.
Photo: It was a blur of activity when we hit the lobby at the Rep. Very exciting! Don't I look smart in my red jacket? Matches my tongue.
It was a great play, I gotta say. Greg, a career-minded New Yorker, doesn't know what he's missing until he gets a dog. And that's Sylvia, a golden this and that. Greg's wife, Kate, doesn't like Sylvia at all. Even calls her Saliva. Really mean. But she never hit her or anything like that. In the end, it all worked out good, because we dogs have a way of infecting the human heart in a way for which there is no cure.
Now let's get to the best part: Sylvia. The lady who pretended to be a dog, Linda K. Morris. She was hilarious! When she barked she hollered, "Hey! heyheyhey! Hey!" That's just what we are saying. How did she know? There was this one part close to the end where she had her, you know, operation and she had to wear the Cone of Shame. It really gave me the creeps. She even banged her head, just like what happens.
Photo: This is Molly. She and her dads sat next to us. She was a very nice girl. Kinda rattled her collar sometimes, but very sweet.
OK, then the people went away and we got to go outside to pee and stuff, which was a really good thing because, boy, I had to go. Apparently this is also when you can eat and drink stuff. They had big water bowls for the dogs and a special drink for the humans, called the Hair of the Dog. The humans at the Rep really thought this whole thing out.
When we went back in the people came out again. Sylvia was so funny. She went into heat and, well, hilarity ensued. The very best part, though, was whenever she saw a cat. We dogs hate cats! Just hate 'em. And whenever Sylvia saw a cat she did all kinds of great stuff; she swore, called them names and even flipped them the middle toenail. Ha!
I'm not real sure what happened after that. Barking Lounge handed out treat packs in the lobby, and I found our stash under Mom's chair. Then I saw my friend Yogi, and we crawled around and ate stuff and sniffed stuff.
What a fun night! I gotta give it two paws up.
Hey! heyheyhey! Hey!
Photo: Me and my friend Yogi couldn't wait to get out to the lobby to talk about the play with a few of our fellow playgoers.
You, too, can have a really fun night at the theater, but it's just humans from here on out.
"Sylvia" runs through Dec. 11. Call the box office to buy tickets: 206-443-2222 or go to www.seattlerep.org. Also, you can help ill, elderly and low-income pet owners by bringing a can or bag of pet food to any performance of "Sylvia" for the Humane Society Pet Food Drive.
Photo: They even made a special drink for the humans for "Sylvia."
Photos courtesy of Rebecca Teagarden
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