“Sylvia” at East Brunswick Community Players

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 East Brunswick Community Players
At Playhouse 22
Performances ran
Friday, April 12, 2002 thru Saturday, May 4, 2002
Directed by Mary Lynn Dobson
Assistant Directed by Paula Milano Has Bio
Produced by Jay Sundell Has Bio
Assistant Produced by Cindy Schwadel Has Bio
Scenic Design by Jim Parks, Sr. Has Bio
Stage Managed by Barbara Gianotto
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