CHARLOTTE — Four-legged friends are invited to the theater Oct. 11 for the fourth annual dog-themed Just Do It Production at Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road.
Lake Wylie playwright Carol K. Butler’s production of “Going to the Dogs” will be among the eclectic offering of performances including first-person accounts, readings, plays and poetry.
The series is directed by Vito Abate and dedicated to the memory of Laura S. Moore, an award-winning contributor to the series.
“She was a special favorite,” Abate said. “Everyone loved her.”
The production will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $5 at the door. Donations of dog and cat food will be accepted. Leashed, well-mannered dogs may bring their people to carry the cash and food.
Doors open at 7:15 p.m. A minister will be available before the show for a Blessing of the Animals, and animal support and adoption groups will be on hand.
A special appearance will be made by Carol Butler as Madam Catalyst, who will provide animal card readings of past, present and potential for $20, or fit feathers to patrons’ hair for $10. Her assistant will show and sell hand-crafted energy wands for $25. Proceeds will support a Lake Wylie rescued cat colony, which Butler has sustained for 13 years.
“This is about caring for animals,” she said. “I have always had a strong connection with animals. Their unique attributes can serve as guides for all of us.”
For more information, call 704-376-3777 or visit theatrecharlotte.org/justdoit.