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Due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to make the unfortunate decision to cancel all performances of ‘Sylvia’. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Please be sure to join us in April for ‘Time Stands Still’ with guest director Trisha Burke

The Ron and Sheilah Gates Department of Theatre presents

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A Comedy by A.R. Gurney, Directed by Jordan Dierks

In “Sylvia,” we see that Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after 22 years of child raising in the suburbs. Greg’s career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate’s career as a public school English teacher is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park – or that has found him – bearing only the name, “Sylvia,” on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. Sylvia offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. And Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn’t understand the relationship between man and dog. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.
Thursday, Nov. 10
Friday, Nov. 11
Saturday, Nov. 12
at 7:30 p.m.
          Sunday, Nov. 13
at 2 p.m.
The performances will be held in the DWU Black Box Theatre.
(Attached to the Dakota Discovery Museum)

DWU faculty and staff tickets: $5
DWU students: free
DWU Faculty and Staff are encouraged to pick up their tickets at the Dakota Discovery Museum between 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.

For additional information, contact Dan Miller at 995-2710 or

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