Next Production for Moore OnStage Revolves Around Dog
Moore OnStage has begun rehearsals for its November production, "Sylvia," the story of a dog.
The playwright, A.R. Gurney, seems to find humour in throwing a wrench into personal relationships, and this time the wrench is a stray dog.
This is the story of Kate and Greg. Greg's career is winding down just as his wife Kate's is building. So, when Greg brings home a stray dog named Sylvia, the dog becomes a major bone of contention in the middle-aged couple's relationship. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise.
"This is a show that all dog-lovers will adore," says co-director Lisa Bridge. "Everyone who has ever had a dog will recognize themselves in this story."
Lisa Bridge will also be playing the role of Kate, the wife who sees the new canine addition to the family as a potential rival for her affection and attention. Bridge's real-life husband and co-director, Don Bridge, plays the role of Greg.
"Playing a middle-aged couple comes pretty easy for a real-life middle-aged couple," says Don Bridge.
He and Lisa recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.
The gimmick of the show is that the role of the canine Sylvia is portrayed by Kimberly Corrigan, familiar to Moore County audiences for her role as "Maggie" in last year's Neil Simon comedy, "Jake's Women."
Rounding out the cast of "Sylvia" is Michael Jones who plays three different roles in the show. Jones was last seen in last spring's production of "Driving Miss Daisy" and sang in "Salute to Broadway."
Returning to Moore County after his triumph in "Forever Plaid" is Tim Herman (Smudge) to co-direct along with the Bridges.
The opening night reception will be hosted by Billy Ertter from Hair Biz @ the Cottage.
"Sylvia" will be performed at the Sunrise Theater in Southern Pines, Nov. 10 through 19. For specific dates and times and for reservations, call 255-0667. Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for students.
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