Theatre hosts dog auditions

KNOXVILLE – One of this year’s Shakespeare On The Square plays is The Two Gentlemen of Verona which boasts one of Shakespeare’s greatest characters – Crab, the Dog. The Tennessee Stage Company is seeking that special dog looking for his (or her) chance to shine on stage for 12 performances. Shakespeare On The Square runs July 13-August 13, 2017 and is held in Market Square in downtown Knoxville.

Tennessee Stage Company is teaming up with the Young-Williams Animal Center. On May 20 Tennessee Stage Company will hold dog auditions at the Division Street facility of Young-Williams, 3201 Division St, Knoxville. The auditions will take place from 2-4 pm.

Young-Williams Animal Center seeks to serve the community through innovative approaches to sheltering, adopting, the spaying/neutering of animals and public education about animal welfare.

For more information, e-mail or call 865-546-4280 or visit

Shakespeare On The Square is sponsored by The Tennessee Arts Commission, the Clayton Foundation, the City of Knoxville and Knox County, Tennessee.