NIC Theater Department to present fall production of Sylvia

The North Idaho College Theater Department's fall production opens Oct. 27 with Sylvia, a funny and moving play about a man, his dog and his midlife crisis.

“It's easy to see why this play is so popular,” said NIC Theater Director Joe Jacoby. “It's worth doing because it's beautifully written and it's an extremely funny comedy, so audiences have a great time.”

The A. R. Gurney play is a comedy about a New York couple who has just moved into the city after raising their kids. The wife, Kate, is finding exciting new opportunities and responsibilities as a public school teacher, while the husband, Greg, is dissatisfied with his career in finance. Greg brings home a stray dog, Sylvia, from Central Park one day and lovingly dotes on her, ignoring Kate, who has no desire to share her home with a dog. The street smart Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. While she offers Greg an escape from his situation, she becomes Kate's rival for Greg's affection and attention.

The play will be directed by Jacoby and the cast includes NIC students Whittney Hawk of Silverton, Idaho, Chris Chilton of Spokane Valley, Wash., Benjamin French of Hayden, Idaho and Ariel Cansino of Post Falls, Idaho.

Curtain time will be at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27-29 and Nov. 3-5 in NIC's Boswell Hall Schuler Auditorium.

The play is intended for adult audiences due to strong language.

The shows are free and open to the public.

Information: (208) 769-3220.

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NIC Theater Director Joe Jacoby, (208) 769-3220

Posted: Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005

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