Sylvia, by A. R. Gurney, opens on Sept.25 in the Thad Smotherman Theatre .

The show will run Sept. 25-27 and Oct. 2-4 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 28 and Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. The box office will open Sept. 16 and hours are 1:30-4:30 Tuesday-Friday and one hour before curtain on performance days.

To reserve tickets call the box office at 817-531-4211. Tickets prices for General Admission is $10 and Wesleyan faculty, staff, students with ID and senior citizens over 65 are $5.

The Thad Smotherman Theatre is located on the Texas Wesleyan Campus on the corner of Avenue E and Binkley

This comedy of canine proportions is directed by Brynn Bristol, instructor of theatre.

The Show features Greg and Kate who 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.

She 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.

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