June 26 - July 7, 2018
By A.R. Gurney
Empty nesters Greg and Kate have moved back to Manhattan after twenty-two years in the suburbs. Greg finds Sylvia, a street-smart lab/poodle mix, and brings her home. She promptly becomes a bone of contention between Greg and Kate, testing their marriage to comedic and touching effect. This wonderful look into the complexities of love and commitment asks what it truly means to be devoted to your partner… and how do you choose between the love of your life and man’s best friend?
“I can only call it one of the most involving, beautiful, funny, touching and profound plays I have ever seen…” —NY Daily News.
Age recommendation: Thirteen and up; Some Language
Run Time: 1 hours and 45 minutes including one intermission
Matt Lenz (Director) BROADWAY: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can, The Velocity of Autumn (Associate Director on original productions), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Resident Director). OFF-BROADWAY: Pageant: The Musical (Drama Desk nomination), The Irish Curse (Soho Playhouse), Idaho! The Comedy Musical, The Great Daisy Theory, Fingers and Toes, and Alan Ball’s Tense Guy. NATIONAL TOURS: The Sound of Music, A Christmas Story: The Musical, Cheers Live Onstage, Catch Me If You Can, The Who’s Tommy and Hairspray. Lenz also directed productions of Hairspray in South Africa; U.K.; Toronto; Las Vegas; and Germany. REGIONAL: Numerous plays and musicals at Paper Mill Playhouse, George Street Playhouse, St. Louis MUNY, Ogunquit Playhouse, Cape Playhouse, North Carolina Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theater, Zach Theatre, Gulfshore Playhouse, Casa Manana, Gateway Playhouse, Short North Stage, Forestburgh Playhouse, and Stamford Center for the Arts. Lenz is a member of SDC and a teaching artist with the Broadway Dreams Foundation.
Michael Carnahan (Scenic Designer) Off-Broadway—Atlantic Theater Company: Skeleton Crew ; 59E59: I and You; Second Stage: The Happiest Song Plays Last; Signature Theatre: The Piano Lesson, The First Breeze of Summer; Life Could Be A Dream, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Three Mo’ Tenors, Pygmalion, Howie the Rookie, Brando. Tours—Cheers, Live On Stage; A Christmas Story The Musical. Regional—credits include Arena Stage, American Conservatory Theater, The Kennedy Center, McCarter Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Baltimore Center Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Pasadena Playhouse, Two River Theatre, Cleveland Play House, The Cape Playhouse (Art), Detroit Public Theater, Laguna Playhouse, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Northlight Theatre, Signature Theatre, Bucks County Playhouse, Ogunquit Playhouse, Arsht Center, Musical Theatre West, San Jose Repertory, Center Rep. michaelcarnahandesign.com.
Sky Switzer (Costume Designer) – As the associate designer of Aladdin on Broadway, Sky has also been responsible for re-creating the design for productions in London, Tokyo, Sydney, Hamburg and the US tour. Also as associate designer on Broadway: Pretty Woman, Escape to Margaritaville, Tuck Everlasting, Side Show, Legally Blonde, The Drowsy Chaperone, Cyrano deBergerac, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; Regional: PeepShow (Las Vegas Strip), Mame (Kennedy Center), Minsky’s (Ahmanson). He also recently designed the national tour of PJ Masks Live! and the short film Hold Your Peace. New York design credits include Ajax (the Flea), Squash (the Flea), Propaganda! (Pearl), Legally Blonde (The Muny, St.Louis), Bubble Boy (film), Spank (The Abbey, Orlando), Prison Dancer (St. Clements), Outlaws (McGinn-Cazale), Gorilla Man (P.S. 122) and costumes for the band the Fabulous Entourage. Film/ TV credits include assistant costume designer on Saturday Night Live, Royal Pains, Smash, and the upcoming film Ocean’s Eight.
Jaron Kent Hermansen (Lighting Designer) – Regional: Art, RED, The Foreigner, Murder for Two (The Cape Playhouse, MA). The Music Man, Wizard of Oz, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Fiddler on the Roof (Sundance Eccles Theater, UT). Eleemosynary (The Brooks, CA). The King’s Men, Private Ear, Hedda Gabler, The Weird Play (Rose Wagner, UT). Bride of Frankenstein, Sonder, A Streetcar Named Desire (Found Spaces, UT) What the Moon Saw (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland). Jaron sits on the Board of Directors for the United States Institute of Theater Technology Intermountain Desert Region & is a lecturer at Utah Valley University. Jaron is a nominee of the USITT Young Professionals Rising Star award.