Sylvia is a story of empty-nesters Kate and Greg. The children are in college, the suburban home has been sold and the couple has moved to New York City. Kate is the wife whose career as an inner-city English teacher is taking off; the long-married couple are touching base with old city friends and spending weekends visiting country friends. The only glitch is husband Greg's career. He's losing interest and losing his edge as a stockbroker. Disgruntled and restless, Greg is easy pickings.
Call it a mid-life crisis, call it the eternal triangle, but pretty soon Sylvia enters the picture and the zany action begins. However, in this play, instead of a young long-legged buxom blonde adventuress, this home-wrecker has four legs, a tall, shaggy fur and big soulful brown eyes. A cross between a lab and a poodle, this "other woman" moves in and begins to move Kate out.
The idea of a dog becoming the third party in a marriage dispute provides the funniest moments in the play. If you’ve ever loved a dog or been incensed by one, if you’ve ever been in a relationship that triumphed over adversity or despaired over one that faltered, if you’ve ever embraced change or stood quaking at the very thought of it, then this play is about you.
The Pumphouse Players is working with Etowah Valley Humane Society for this production to help raise money for both organizations by splitting the proceeds of ticket sold through the EVHS.
Sylvia is directed by Suzanne Husting and features Maureen Krivo as Kate and Tom Owens as Greg. Also appearing are Joel Koady and Meghann Humphreys.
Sylvia runs April 28 to May 14 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.pumphouseplayers.com or by calling 770-387-2610.