Tickets on sale for ‘Sylvia’ at Colleton Center | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | January 28, 2017 5:00 am
Last Updated: January 25, 2017 at 12:43 pm
Coastal Stage Productions will present “Sylvia,” a modern, romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog, on Feb. 4-5 at The Colleton Center, 494 Hampton Street.
Forty-something Greg brings home a dog he found in the park, bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and poodle, Sylvia (Rebecca Donaldson) becomes a major bone of contention between husband Greg (Mark Erickson) and his loving wife Kate (Christine Grefe) who soon desperately seek counsel from marriage therapist, Leslie (Daniel Bittick).
Sylvia offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the emotional turmoil of middle age, but ultimately becomes a rival for love and attention. When Greg begins to spend more time with Sylvia and less time at his job or with Kate, the real struggle begins.=
“I can only call it one of the most involving, beautiful, funny, touching plays I have ever seen…” — N.Y. Daily News.
CSP’s production of Sylvia is directed by Luke Cleveland who said, “This play offers audiences a clever paradox — a classic love triangle of two women and a man, coupled with the not-so-classic love triangle of a man, his wife and his dog. While delighting audiences with its double entendre, this hilarious comedy combines love and discovery with the ease of a good, brisk walk in the park.”
Author A.R. Gurney, who also brought us “Love Letters,” filled houses with the revival of “Sylvia” on Broadway as recently as January 2016. The original premier in 1995 featured Sarah Jessica Parker in the title role and was nominated for three Drama Desk Awards.
Performances of Sylvia will be Feb., 4 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door. For tickets call 912-656-1598 or visit www.brownpapertickets.com. (The play is rated PG-13 with some adult situations and humor.)
Opening its second season, Coastal Stage Productions is a traveling theatre company, based in Ridgeland.