Saturday, May 01, 2010
Sylvia has begun!
Here's the cast, from left: Connie (Leslie), Jill (Sylvia), Jim (Greg), Elouise (Kate), me (Phyllis) and Gunnar (Tom.)
Opening night was packed and everyone was laughing!
And aside from one mystery phone call in the middle of a scene, I didn't notice any tech gaffes, which is rare for an opening night.
As for me, I think I rocked it. But don't take my word for it--if you're local, come and see for yourself! Next show is tonight at 8:00 p.m, followed by tomorrow (Sunday) at 7:00 p.m. After that, the next two weekends Friday and Saturday at 8:00, Sundays at 7:00. Tickets are $15, and $12 for seniors/students/military. You can't beat that for live theater!
Here's a blurb about the show:
"Sylvia is 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 children. Kate's career as an academic is taking off, while Greg is being transferred to ever more meaningless and unsatisfying jobs. In a walk in the park, Greg finds a homeless dog with a tag indicating her name is Sylvia. He brings her home, fleas and all.
Sylvia immediately establishes herself as Greg's constant companion. She does what pets do: she loves him unconditionally. She's frisky, playful, and tireless, loves to be petted and scratched, and hangs on his every word. Soon Greg is avoiding work so he can bask in her delightful company. Kate recognizes a rival for Greg's affections and a serious threat to her marriage. She tries to get Greg to give Sylvia up. Soon Greg must choose between wife and dog. It is not an easy decision."
Here's a link where you can find out more about the show and buy tickets on line.