A smart, silly comedy about relationships, nature and growing older.
Starring a dog.
By A.R. Gurney
Directed by Peter James Haworth
Starring Madeleine Hall as Sylvia
with Doreen Taylor-Claxton, David Whiteley and Jerushah Wright
Lighting Designed by Ben Thomas; Stage Managed by Kat Wong
November 8-17 (preview November 7)
Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.
***Special discount weekday matinee at 12:30pm on Wednesday November 14***
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.
Strong language: parental guidance advised.
Run time= 2 hours, which includes intermission.
Adult: $36 + $3 facility fee = $39
Senior (65+): $32 + $3 facility fee = $35
Student/Artist*/Unwaged: $20 + $3 facility fee = $23
*including Theatre Ontario members
Presented by The Sylvia Collective
This is a Canadian Actors’ Equity Association production under the Artists’ Collective Policy.