We received the following press release from LowellArts.
A comedy about a dog, a marriage, and one man’s midlife crisis
LowellArts Theater presents Sylvia by A.R Gurney; a smart, silly, sophisticated, and occasionally salty comedy about relationships, nature, and growing older. Performances dates are scheduled for Friday, July 29 at 7:00pm, Saturday, July 30 at 7:00pm, Sunday, July 31 at 2:00pm, Friday, August 5 at 7:00pm, Saturday, August 6 at 7:00pm, and Sunday, August 7 at 2:00pm. All performances will be held at the LowellArts Gallery – 223 W Main St, Lowell, MI 49331. The production includes 4 actors from Lowell and surrounding communities. Directed by Marcus Chapman and Stage Managed by Noah Potter. General Admission tickets are: $15 in advance, $20 at the door (LowellArts Members received $2 off). In advance ticket sales available beginning Friday, July 1. More info at www.lowellartsmi.org/sylvia.
Synopsis: 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 his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. And Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn’t understand the relationship between man and dog.
Cast: Art Zima as Sylvia, Rob Freund as Greg, Amy Hasapis as Kate, and Emily “EmC” Cipriano as Tom/Phyllis/Leslie.
LowellArts connects artists and audiences through the visual and performing arts. Located on Main Street in downtown Lowell, LowellArts is a vibrant arts organization that has served the greater Lowell community since 1977. Annual programming includes: rotating gallery exhibitions, art and theater classes, gallery concerts, community theater, the Showboat Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series (featuring free evening concerts every Thursday June through August by the Flat River), and the Fallasburg Arts Festival (a two-day juried art fair with 100+ artists, live music, and craft demonstrations held at Fallasburg Park).