Pet power in unusual romantic comedy
Published 12:00 am, Wednesday, January 31, 2018
A.R. Gurney’s delightful 1995 comedy “Sylvia” will be presented at the Milford Center for the Arts.
Gurney shows how the lives of a middle-aged Manhattan couple are turned upside down when they take on the responsibility of caring for a dog. Much of the charm and novelty of the piece comes from having a human actor play Sylvia, emphasizing the way that any pet becomes a part of its adoptive family.
“Sylvia” has been produced on and off Broadway and at regional theaters all over the country. It quickly became second only to Gurney’s “Love Letters” in terms of audience popularity and number of productions. The prolific playwright died last June.
The Milford show is a presentation of Eastbound Theatre.
Eastbound Theatre, Milford Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave. Friday, Feb. 2 to Sunday, Feb. 18. $20-$16. 203-882-0969, milfordarts.org