Sylvia an adult comedy by A. R. Gurney
October 13 - 22, 2006   Transylvania Community Arts Center, Brevard, NC
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Director:   Daisy Talley
Producer:  Darien Aiken




About the Show
This is a romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog, Sylvia, who is a Lab and
Poodle mix.  She becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife.

Backstage
magazine called the show "The most endearing good time to trot down
the pike in a long time .... howlingly funny!"  It's a hilarious commentary on
mid-life angst, and the role pets play in our lives.  Greg and Kate are city
dwellers who are adjusting to life after the children have grown and gone.  Kate's
career as an academic is taking off, while Greg is being transferred to ever more
meaningless and unsatisfying work.  During a walk in the park, Greg finds an
adorable dog with a tag indicating her name is Sylvia.  Perhaps she finds him.  He
brings her home and she immediately establishes herself as his constant
companion.  She loves him unconditionally, is frisky and playful, loves to be
petted and hangs on his every word.  Kate recognizes Sylvia as a rival for Greg's
affections and a threat to her marriage, and tries to get Greg to give Sylvia up.  
Soon Greg must choose between wife and dog, and it is not an easy decision for
him.  
Sylvia is a tour-de-force for actors and is a show that plays very well on a
small stage.  It was a big hit on Broadway, with Sara Jessica Parker in the role of
Sylvia.

BLT CAST (in order of appearance):
Shelly Porter
(Sylvia)   Joe Narsavage (Greg)    Celeste Thorington (Kate)
Kathleen Moore (Phyllis)    Matthew Hoxit (in the dual role of Tom & Leslie)
                  Kathleen, Celeste, Shelly, Joe and Matt                    
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