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: Fifteen and up; Some Strong Language. (There is no official rating system for live theatre. We invite you to use your own judgment.)
Run Time: 1 hours and 45 minutes including one intermission
Made possible with generous support from:
JENNIFER CODY (Sylvia) At the Cape: Gypsy, Cabaret, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Women In Jeopardy, Odd Couple, Boeing, Boeing, Hello Dolly!, Unnecessary Farce, Moon Over Buffalo, Lend Me A Tenor. On Broadway, Jen has been in the original companies of Shrek the musical, Pajama Game, Taboo, Urinetown the musical, and Seussical, as well as the Broadway companies of A Christmas Story, Grease, Beauty and the Beast and Cats and has created original roles in Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party (MTC), Charles Bush’s Judith of Bethulia, Cleopatra and Henry and Mudge (Lortel). TV/Film: “Instinct,” “Bull,” “Winx Club,” “Robot and Monster,” “Phineas and Ferb,” “Gravity Falls,” “Mickey Mouse’s Roadster Racers,” “American Dad,” “P. King Duckling,” “Blue Bloods,” Khumba, Lucky Stiff, “Unforgettable,” “Law and Order,” “Daily Show,” and “The David Letterman Show.” Her voice can be heard on many cartoons and commercials. She won the Annie Award (Voice Over Oscar) for Best Vocal Performance in a Major motion picture for her work as Charlotte LeBouff in Disney’s Princess and the Frog. Other Awards: Drama League Nomination (Henry and Mudge) and Kevin Kline Award (Best Supporting Actress).
STEPHEN DEROSA (Tom/Phyllis/Leslie) Broadway: On the Town, Betrayal, The Nance, Hairspray, Twentieth Century, Henry IV, Into the Woods, The Man Who Came to Dinner. National Tour: West Side Story. Off-Broadway: The Government Inspector (Red Bull Theater), These Paper Bullets! (Atlantic Theater Company), Love’s Fire (The Acting Company), The Mystery of Irma Vep. Regional Credits include Yale Rep, McCarter Theater, Westport Country Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public Theater, George Street Playhouse, Berkshire Theater Group. Selected Film/TV: “The Blacklist”, “Cafe Society,” “The Deuce,” “Vinyl,” “Divorce,” “Wormwood,” “Elementary,” “The Good Wife,” “Ugly Betty” and as Eddie Cantor on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.” MFA: Yale Drama.
JOHN DOSSETT (Greg) has been a professional actor in NYC since 1979. He has appeared in 17 Broadway productions, including; Fifth of July, Prelude To A Kiss, Ragtime, Gypsy (Tony and Drama Desk noms), Dinner At Eight, The Constant Wife, Newsies, Pippin, Chicago, and last season’s War Paint. Off-Broadway and Regionally; Dear Evan Hansen (Second Stage), Grand Hotel (Encores), Giant ( Public Theater) Drama Desk nom, Saved (Playwrights Horizons), How I Learned To Drive (Philadelphia Theater Co), The Clean House, and Hello Again (LCT ), A Little Night Music ( Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration), Captains Courageous and Elmer Gantry (Ford’s Theater ), Dinner With Friends. As a Company member of Circle Rep; Prelude to a Kiss, Reckless, The Diviners, Childe Byron, Dalton’s Back, Sunshine, El Salvador, others. TV/Film include; “Madam Secretary,” “Instinct ,” “Elementary,” “Suits,” “Law & Order,” “Sex and the City,” Little Manhattan, HBO’s “John Adams.”
MICHELE PAWK (Kate) Michele’s Broadway credits include: Hairspray, Losing Louie, Mamma Mia, Hollywood Arms (for which she won the Tony Award), Chicago, Seussical, Cabaret (receiving Drama Desk & Outer Critics’ Circle Award nominations), Triumph Of Love, Crazy For You (Drama Desk nomination), Mail. Off- Broadway she appeared in Picnic, 17 Orchard Point, Giant, A Small Fire (Drama Desk & Lucille Lortel nominations), Mahida’s Extra Key To Heaven, Flyovers, Prayer For My Enemy, The Dark At The Top Of The Stairs, The Paris Letter (Drama Desk nomination), Reefer Madness, After The Fair, Hello Again, Merrily We Roll Along, Jon & Jen, A Little Night Music. Regional favorites include: Levity, Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike, Bounce (Helen Hayes nomination), The Fall To Earth, Natural History, The Blonde, The Brunette, And The Beautiful Redhead, and The Gig. Television appearances include: “Madam Secretary,” “Law & Order,” “The Golden Girls,” “Dear John,” and “Quantum Leap”. She can be heard on 14 Original Cast Albums and several books on tape. Michele is a proud faculty member in the Theatre Department at Wagner College.
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.
Joseph Palermo (Sound Designer) is a Chicago based Sound Designer and Digital Technologist who is quite pleased to be here for your listening pleasure. He’s been recognized at the Cannes Film Festival, the Chicago Merrit Awards and by the University of Glasgow for excellence in Design Concepts. Besides his work at The Cape Playhouse he’s also working on his next big project, a production of The Polar Express in collaboration with Amtrak and Warner Brothers, on an actual running train. His most recent creative obsessions include recording things in an underwater environment, and electronically amplifying the sounds of the body. Please silence your cell phone and enjoy the show.