Rubicon is casting A.R. Gurney's Sylvia
Directed by Stephanie Coltrin
EPA's will be held on Monday, February 27th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EPA will be held at NMI (5628 Vineland Avenue North Hollywood)
EPA rules in effect. In-person sign-up begins at 9 a.m. on 2/27/17.
Please be prepared to read a scene from the play. Click the link below for sides. You may prepare the side of your choosing.
REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE DATES
Rehearsals begin March 28 and continue Tuesdays through Sundays through March 18.
Previews April 19-21, Opens on April 22. Closes Sunday May 7.
Performances Wednesdays through Sundays (with matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays)
Rehearsals from March 28 through April 9 will be in Los Angeles. Rehearsals will move to Ventura on April 11.
All performances will be at Rubicon Theatre 1006 East Main Street Ventura, Ca 93001.
ABOUT THE PLAY and BREAKDOWN:
Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two 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.
Greg- (Male, 45-55)- Empty nester feeling the decline of his career, who finds solace and purpose in a dog companion. Affectionate, kind and a bit obsessive.
Kate (Female, 40-50)- Upper middle class empty nester, who is finding purpose in her career teaching Shakespeare. Sophisticated, stern, and loving at her core. Sharply observant, she sees her husband’s obsession with Sylvia and resents the intrusion of the dog into her wife and marriage.
Sylvia (Female, 20-30)- A dog (played by a woman). Equally endearing and salty, demanding and loveable. Physically demanding role.
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