Sylvia
A Studio Theatre Production
By A.R. Gurney

February 5–8, 2013 Tuesday–Friday @ 8 p.m.
February 9, 2013 Saturday @ 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Studio Theatre


Sylvia is a comedy that tells the story of a middle–aged married couple, Greg and Kate, as Greg faces a mid–life crisis. While Greg’s job no longer seems real to him, Kate is looking for new opportunities in her career as a junior high school English teacher. In order to cope with the frustrations of his job, Greg brings home a dog he found in the park, a perky mixture between a lab and a poodle (played by a human) by the name of Sylvia. However, Kate does not approve of Sylvia or Greg’s relationship with her. Greg and Kate’s marriage begins to fall apart, and the couple is forced to deal with the issues of moving on to the next phase of their life through compromise. Contains adult language, mature themes, and sexual content.

Sylvia is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

The Studio Theatre
The JMU School of Theatre and Dance provides students with pre–professional training opportunities as directors, playwrights, designers, actors, technicians and managers. In the Studio Theatre at the Forbes Center, student–produced works comprise the Experimental Theatre Series. In contrast to the faculty and guest–directed shows in the Forbes Center’s larger Mainstage Theatre, the Studio Theatre offers students a flexible, state–of–the–art theatre “laboratory” in which to develop their own work. In these student directed, designed, and acted performances, students explore the possibilities of staging and, occasionally, non–traditional approaches and scripts. Audiences are invited to come and experience the new and often thought–provoking work of tomorrow’s theatre professionals.

Ticket prices: $6. General Admission. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person at the Forbes Center Box Office (Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. and 1½ hours prior to performance) or at the Studio Theatre Box Office 1 hour prior to each performance. Cash, checks, major credit cards, JACards accepted.

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