written by A.R. Gurney
(Comedy, 2F, 2M, flexible)
Directed by Blake Richardson
Produced by Sarah Rundles
assisted by Payton Payne
Summary: 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.
Dates / Times: Monday, December 11, 6-8 pm OR Tuesday, December. 12, 6-8 pm
Location: Lower Level of the Charleston Elks (Enter through the exterior doors on the south side of the building)
Auditions will consist of an application and a cold reading from the script. Please bring a list of any evening and weekend conflicts.
This play is intended for an adult audience and contains some adult dialogue.
Performance dates: February 16-18 & 22-24.
For further info, contact the director at:
Charleston Elks Lodge, 720 6th Street
Enter on 6th Street, lower level