“Sylvia” Opens at TAP Aug. 27

Stage Door Theatre Co. presents Sylvia at Third Avenue Playhouse, with opening night benefit on Aug. 27 at 7:30 pm for the Door County Humane Society.

Sylvia, written by A.R. Gurney and directed by Robert Boles, is about husband and wife, Greg and Kate, and a homeless dog named Sylvia.

Greg and Kate are city-dwellers who are adjusting to life after children. Kate’s career as an academic is taking off, while Greg is being transferred to ever more meaningless and unsatisfying jobs. On a walk in the park, Greg finds a homeless dog with a tag indicating her name is Sylvia. He brings her home, fleas and all. Sylvia immediately establishes herself as Greg’s constant companion.

She does what pets do: she’s loves him unconditionally. Soon Greg is avoiding work so he can bask in her delightful company. Kate recognizes a rival for Greg’s affections and sees a serious threat to her marriage. She tries to have Greg give Sylvia up. Soon Greg must choose between wife and dog.

The cast includes Katherine Duffy, Alan Kopischke, Ryan Patrick Shaw and Jacque Troy.

Performances are scheduled for Aug. 27 – Sept. 12, beginning at 7:30 pm Wednesday through Saturday and 2 pm on Sunday. A pay-what-you-can preview is set for Aug. 26 at 7:30 pm, and a Tuesday evening performance will be held Sept. 8 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25 general admission and $10 students (10 – 24).

For tickets, call 920.743.1760, visit, or stop by the new daytime box office location at 234 N. 3rd Ave, across the street from Third Avenue Playhouse. Box office hours are 12 – 5 pm. For more information visit