Auburn University Theatre to present A.R. Gurney comedy ‘Sylvia’

AUBURN – Auburn University Theatre in the College of Liberal Arts continues its 2011-2012 season with the A.R. Gurney comedy “Sylvia,” opening April 12 on the mainstage of the Telfair Peet Theatre.

“Sylvia” runs April 12-14 and 17-20 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance April 15 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at, or by phone at (334) 844-4154. Tickets are free for students and $15 for the general public.

Greg and Kate are empty nesters settling into a Manhattan lifestyle when Greg brings an unexpected addition home, a stray dog named Sylvia. Sylvia proves to be no ordinary canine and she and Greg form no ordinary master and dog relationship, much to the consternation of Kate.

“While dog lovers will identify with Greg’s relationship to Sylvia, many middle-aged people will recognize in Greg’s behavior the classic symptoms of midlife crisis,” said director Scott Phillips. “Greg is tired of his routine, his job and, although he wouldn’t admit it outright, his marriage. Unlike Kate, who is a complex human being who divides her focus between many interests and activities, Sylvia is focused solely on Greg.”

“Sylvia” features set and lighting design by guest artist Matt Kizer, costume design by Tracy Oleinick, and sound design by Kelly Walker. Cast members are Marcus Clement, Eli Jolley, Sarah-Jean Peters and Kaye Stucky.

Contributed by Kelly Walker.

Contact: Linda Bell, Department of Theatre, (334) 844-4748 (, or
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