Auditions!

Sylvia By A.R. Gurney

Directed by Cindi Calhoun

 

Monday 7/29 & Tuesday 7/30, 2019 at 6:30 PM

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. 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.

Cast Size: 4 –
2 Men, 2 Women

Rehearsal Schedule:

  • 1st Read Through – August 1st
  • August 5 – 9 at 6:30pm
  • August 12 – 15 at 6:30pm

Performance Dates:

  • August 16, 17 & 24 at 7:30pm
  • August 25 at 2pm

Location:
BlackBox Theatre
at the Woman’s Club
407 N. Sacaton St.
CG, AZ 85122

Audition Requirements:

  • Prepare a 30 second comedic monologue
  • Be prepared to read from script

Roles Available

  • Greg – Male, 40s or 50s, Middle-aged man with tension both in career and marriage
  • Kate – Female, 40s or 50s, Greg’s wife, also a career woman
  • Sylvia – Female, 18 – 30, Portrays a dog that Greg finds at the park, energetic and enthusiastic, comfortable with adult language
  • Tom/Phyllis/Leslie – Male or Female, 25-60. Portrays 3 characters of both genders