Sylvia by A.R. Gurney
November 17 - December 18, 2011
Directed by Mark Ulrich
Mary MacDonald Kerr as Kate
David Cecsarini as Greg
Georgina McKee as Sylvia
Ryan Schabach as Tom/Phyllis/Leslie
Greg brings home Sylvia, a stray he found in Central Park, and finds in her a loving escape from job frustrations and the dog days of middle age. Greg's wife Kate doesn't take kindly to her man's new best friend and rival for his affections. With their marriage in the balance, a series of hilarious and touching complications encourages Greg and Kate to compromise. If all goes well, Sylvia just might become a bone-a-fide member of the family, freshly healed by puppy love.
"Georgina McKee delivers the goods...David Cecsarini is spot-on in playing Greg...Ryan Schabach also repeatedly tickles the funny bone, nailing all three of his comic roles."
"Georgina McKee sparkles as Sylvia...The scene-stealer is Ryan Schabach, who plays all the supporting characters"
"Next Act lives up to its high standards of quality... If you love dogs, you will love this show. You may even want to see it more than once . . . a very solid production of a fun show."
"Sylvia brims with wit and insight...Credit director Mark Ulrich with finding the right balance of humor and psychology. As Sylvia, Georgina McKee is charming...David Cecsarini plays Greg with the right touch of mid-life vulnerability. As Kate, Mary MacDonald Kerr is careful to show the long-standing affection for her husband...And Ryan Schabach is a hoot."