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.
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“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.”