“Sylvia” at First Avenue Playhouse

by A.R. Gurney

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 this 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.

Performed by First Avenue Playhouse
At First Avenue Playhouse
Performances ran
Friday, May 6, 2005 thru Saturday, May 28, 2005
Greg.... John Maschio Has Bio
Kate.... Erica Bertoli
Sylvia.... Diana Devlin Has Bio Has photo
Tom, Phyllis, Leslie.... Bob Mira Has Bio Has photo
Directed by Bob Mira Has Bio Has photo
Produced by Beth Peninger Has Bio
Stage Managed by Tania Joseph
Set Designed by David J. Cruse
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