September 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 & Oct 1
Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg’s career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate’s career, as a public-school English teacher, is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park—or that has found him—bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. And Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn’t understand the relationship between man and dog. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.
SYLVIA is presented by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
"Dramatic literature is stuffed with memorable love scenes, but none as immediately delicious and dizzy as the one that begins the redeeming affair in A.R. Gurney's comedy SYLVIA..." -The New York Times
"I can only call it one of the most involving, beautiful, funny, touching and profound plays I have ever seen..." -New York Daily News
Gurney's mad comedy is the most endearing good time to trot down the pike in many a moon. Howlingly funny..." -Backstage
Support our Local Animal Shelters!
In honor of Sylvia, we will be giving out information and collecting donations for two shelters in our area: Another Chance Rescue, Rehab, & Sanctuary in Lakemont and Appalachian Animal Rescue in Franklin. Photos of their current adoptable dogs will be featured before the shows as well as an opportunity to donate through concession sales and donation jars. Please consider generously supporting these shelters who work so hard to find homes for our overwhelming stray and abandoned dog population.