Auburn University theater presents "Sylvia"

The Auburn University Theater in the College of Liberal Arts presents the A.R. Gurney comedy, "Sylvia." It opens Thursday and runs through April 20.

Curtain is at 8:30 p.m. EDT Thursday through Saturday and April 17-20 and 3:30 p.m. EDT Sunday on the mainstage of the Telfair Peet Theatre on main campus.

Tickets are $15; free for Auburn students.

It's about a couple whose children are grown and gone and are settling into an "empty nest" in Manhattan. Then Greg brings home a stray dog named Sylvia. The dog and Greg form a relationship that angers and concerns Kate.

“While dog lovers will identify with Greg’s relationship to Sylvia, many middle-aged people will recognize in Greg’s behavior the classic symptoms of midlife crisis,” said director Scott Phillips in a statement. “Greg is tired of his routine, his job and although he wouldn’t admit it outright, his marriage. Unlike Kate, who is a complex human being who divides her focus between many interests and activities, Sylvia is focused solely on Greg.”

Call 334-844-4154.

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