A.R. Gurney's Sylvia, a sellout earlier this season at the Laguna Playhouse (attended by more than 15,000 theatregoers), is being revived for a five-week run through Aug. 15. Opening night is July 8 and the production features the same cast and director (Andrew Barnicle). Sylvia was the best-selling subscription play run in the Playhouse's history.
Gurney's play opened in New York in 1995 and after long SRO runs on both coasts, had its Orange County premiere in Laguna last year, where it was an immediate hit. Audiences responded enthusiastically to Gurney's story about a man and the lovable stray dog he adopts, to the rue of his long-suffering wife.
Don Took plays Greg, whose mid-life crisis draws him to Sylvia.
Carolyn Barnes repeats her portrayal of the irrepressible mutt.
Lisa Robinson returns as Greg's wife Kate and Michael Sandels handles the multiple roles of Tom, Leslie and Phyllis (yes, Phyllis!) Call (949)-497-2787 for information.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent