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August 1, 2014 at 5:30 AM

A dog gets his day in ‘Verona’

Launce (Kevin Bordi) with Crab, known to his friends as Miles Terwilliger Livingston./Seattle Shakespeare Co.

Launce (Kevin Bordi) with Crab, known to his friends as Miles Terwilliger Livingston./Seattle Shakespeare Co.

“I think Crab, my dog, be the sourest-natured dog that lives,” complains Launce in Shakespeare’s comedy “Two Gentlemen of Verona.” The actor playing Launce in the current Wooden O outdoor production of “Verona” (Kevin Bordi) says it with conviction, but it’s surely hard; the pint-sized canine actor he’s toting while bemoaning is a sweetie. Having seen the Wooden O show, we at ArtsPage HQ became curious about the current Crab. How did he earn his spot as dog to the dogsbody?

Turns out, his owner wasn’t hard to find; local actor Jacob Livingston, whose resonant bass is heard in the Quintet in “Verona,” is the proud owner of Miles Terwilliger Livingston, aka Crab. Miles is a 7-year-old Japanese Chin (and an Aries, BTW). He earned his spot — his first professional stage role — after “Verona” director David Quicksall asked the cast/crew if anyone had a dog; Livingston responded with a link to Miles’ Facebook page. Livingston said via email that Miles’ tryout consisted of snacking and playing in a park with Quicksall’s family, “while being his charming, crowd pleasing, canine self. He nailed the audition, and he has been barking in iambic pentameter ever since.”

Wooden O is also staging “Julius Caesar” in area parks through Aug. 10.

Speaking of outdoor theater, other productions of note: GreenStage is performing “Othello” and “Love’s Labour’s Lost” in area parks through Aug. 16; Teatro Minestrone is doing “Around the World in 8 Stories,” through Aug. 3; and the Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater, which offers dinner and a show, is staging “Fiddler on the Roof” through Aug. 24.

 

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