Written by A.R. Gurney
Directed by Diane Lee
Sunday, November 26 at 7:00pm
at The Market Theatre Company
Located at the Anderson Arts Center
110 W. Federal Street, Anderson, SC 29625
Please arrive at the start of auditions at 7pm. Actors will be seen in the order they arrive.
Actors may also be asked to attend callbacks on Tuesday 11/28.
February 9-25, 2018
Performances will be Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 as well as Sunday afternoons at 3:00pm.
Rehearsals will generally be in January on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, with some weekend rehearsals.
Can't make it to auditions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an alternate audition time.
Actors will be asked to read sides from the script. Sides will be provided at auditions.
Be prepared to list your availability and any scheduling conflicts on the audition form. Conflicts may not be added after casting.
Headshots and resumes are welcome but not required.
Sylvia: a dog played by a woman; a physically demanding role. Age 18+
Greg: a man; professional New Yorker near retirement and new owner of Sylvia. Age 45+
Kate: Greg’s wife, whose career is beginning to take off. Age 45+
Tom: a fellow dog owner whom Greg meets at the park. Age 18+
Phyllis: a college friend of Kate. Age 45+
Leslie: a counselor. Age 25+.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after 22 years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg's career is winding down, while Kate's 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 (and outspoken) mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention as she competes with Kate for Greg’s love and attention. Notably portrayed on Broadway by the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker and Annaleigh Ashford, Sylvia is the sassy, sweet, and adorable star of this tail-wagging comedy.
"I can only call it one of the most involving, beautiful, funny, touching and profound plays I have ever seen…" – NY Daily News
"Gurney's mad comedy is the most endearing good time to trot down the pike in many a moon. Howlingly funny…" – BackStage