The Sylvia Story
A.R. Gurney's Sylvia is the story of a middle-aged man who brings a stray female dog into his home, creating chaos in his career and marriage. The story of Sylvia, is that after its successful Manhattan Theatre Club run last season in New York, the canine comedy has been all over the regional map. During the month of March month alone, Sylvia will bark in at least ten different theatres, in eight different states.
Starting on the West Coast, the Los Angeles premiere of Sylvia was recently extended for eight weeks, now playing at the Coronet Theatre through May 25, starring Stephanie Zimbalist and Charles Kimbrough. At Sacramento's B Street Theatre, Sylvia runs through April 6.
In Springfield, MA, the show has been extended for an extra six performances at StageWest, now running through Mar. 9. "This is an unprecedented event for StageWest," said director Albert Ihde, "...It means that even more people in the Pioneer Valley will now have a chance to see this hilarious production." In New Brunswick, NJ, Sylvia runs at the George Street Playhouse through Mar. 2. Down the shore, at the Philadelphia Theatre Company, Sylvia opens Mar. 14 and runs through Apr. 13. Playwright Gurney will speak at the theatre for one hour, directly following the Mar. 30 Sunday matinee, at 5:45pm.
In Washington D.C., Sylvia inaugurates the Studio Theatre's new Milton theatre, running Mar. 12-Apr. 13.
In Syracuse, NY, the show runs at Syracuse Stage Mar. 16 through Apr. 6.
Finally, Sylvia is also running at the Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, Mar. 4- Apr. 12.
For more information about Sylvia's around the nation, please refer to the regional listings on Playbill On-Line.
--By Blair Glaser