Written by A. R. GURNEY
Directed by Brian Gronczniak
Produced by Mat Sicko
Associate Producer - Jason McClements
Production Assistant - Linda Yurschak
The Stillwater Parish Center Theater
APRIL 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 & May 2, 3, 2008
Rights with Dramists Play Service Inc.
Greg (Joe Phillips) and Kate (Jeanette Sassatelli) 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 that he found in the park – or that has found him – bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her name tag. A street-smart mutt, a mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. Sylvia (Molly McGrath) offers Greg an escape from the frustration of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. Sylvia; however, thinks Kate just doesn’t understand the relationship between man and his dog. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy.
What follows is a hilarious series of interactions with Tom (Terry Ford), the wise sage of the dog park. Kate's friend Phyllis, (Cynthia Petronis) The "recovering alcoholic" New York socialite and Leslie, (Carol Ford) the genderless marriage counselor that they see in a last ditch effort to save their marriage.
Greg and Kate learn to compromise and Sylvia becomes a valued part of both of their lives.
The Setting: New York City
Mid-Summer Present Day
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