Fountain Hills Theater Presents SYLVIA


L-R: Dyana Carroll, Emily Mohney and Tom Koelbel

L-R: Dyana Carroll, Emily Mohney and Tom Koelbel

Fountain Hills Theater (FHT) presents Sylvia by A.R. Gurney, the author of The Cocktail Hour and Love Letters, August 21-30.

Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after 22 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.

FHT’s production of Sylvia is produced by Stephani McDonald and directed by Ben Tyler, and stars Dyana Carroll as Kate, Michael Corbett as Tom/Phyliss/Leslie, Tom Koelbel as Greg, and Emily Mohney as Sylvia. Advisory: adult language. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm.   Individual tickets are $23 for adults and $18 for youth 17 and under. All performances are at Fountain Hills Theater on its Mainstage Too at 11445 North Saguaro Boulevard. Tickets are available through the box office at 480.837.9661, Extension 3.  For additional information, visit www.fhtaz.org.

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