Tim Tyler, Tara Gostelow share a moment

by A.R. Gurney
Directed by John Stuart
Assistant Director: Liz Zubek
Producer: Sharon Malone

Performed at the ACT, Maple Ridge
At Sampo Hall, April 4-6, 2002

The Cast

Greg – Tim Tyler
Kate – Susan Hawley
Sylvia – Tara Gostelow
Tom, Phyllis, Leslie – John Stuart

The Crew

Stage Manager – Dena Gunter
Lighting – Michelle Barichello
Sound – Jana Stocker
Costumes – Diann Black, Sharon Malone
Backstage – Sandy Clements, Cheryl-Lynne Peters
Set – John Stuart






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 this job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection.

Susan Hawley, Tara Gostelow, Tim Tyler

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.

The “Sylvia crew” from left to right, back row: Liz Zubek, Tara Gostelow, Michelle Barchello, Jana Stocker, Diann Black, John Stuart, Sharon Malone, Sandy Clements; front row: Dena Gunter, Tim Tyler, Susan Hawley

Sylvia Poster

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