South Texas College Theatre Presents Sylvia

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Poster for A. R. Gurney’s play Sylvia, presented by South Texas College Theatre.
Poster for A. R. Gurney’s play Sylvia, presented by South Texas College Theatre.

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McAllen, Texas – South Texas College Theatre presents A. R. Gurney’s play Sylvia.

The production will run from Nov. 15-17 at 8 p.m. and will include a matinee at 2 p.m. on Nov. 18. Performances will take place at STC’s Cooper Center for Communication Arts Main Stage Theatre located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen.

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.

One day, Greg brings home a dog found in the park bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her nametag.  A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major cause of disagreement between husband and wife.

For Greg, Sylvia offers an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age, but for Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. 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.

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General admission tickets cost $10. Students, faculty, military, and senior citizens are $5.  The play contains mature language and adult themes.  Parental discretion is advised.  Ticket sales from the Nov. 15production will go towards the Dr. John F. Carroll Drama Scholarship.  The Nov. 18matinee production will be interpreted in American Sign Language.

Ticket cash purchases can be purchased one hour before the performance at the box office, or in advance online using a credit or debit card at https://secure.touchnet.com/C20193_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=13