Open auditions for ‘Sylvia’ begin Tuesday
CHESTERTOWN — Auditions for the play “Sylvia” by A. R. Gurney will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 25 and Thursday, July 27, and at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29 at the Garfield Center for the Arts.
Directed by Bonnie Hill, the play will run for two weekends from Oct. 13-22.
Empty nesters Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after raising their family in the suburbs. While at the park, Greg befriends Sylvia, a perky stray dog, and brings her home.
A street-smart mixture of lab and poodle, Sylvia becomes a major “bone of contention” between husband and wife. Sylvia is a comedy that illuminates the complicated relationship between dogs and their human companions. Casting needs include: Sylvia, a female playing an active, perky canine age 18 to 30.
Greg, a male playing a middle-aged businessman.
Kate, a female playing a middle-aged teacher.
Tom, Phyllis and Leslie who are played by one actor age 20 to 59.
Tom is a male dog owner, who befriends Greg in the park; Phyllis is a friend of Kate’s and Leslie is a therapist.
Familiarity with the play is beneficial, but not necessary. Scripts are available at the Garfield. Be prepared to do cold readings from the script. Anyone interested in assisting backstage is also encouraged to come to auditions
For more information, contact the Garfield Center at 410-810-2060 or the director by email bonniehill@ wildblue.net or phone 410348-5181.
The Garfield Center for the Arts is located at 210 High St. in Chestertown.