Partnered with San Diego Humane Society, Escondido
Dog-lovers and theater-lovers alike will delight in this rendition of Sylvia, a comedy that will leave them barking with laughter. Sylvia runs at Patio Playhouse in Escondido Sept. 2 through 25.
Escondido, CA – Patio Playhouse Community Theater is proud to present Sylvia, written by A.R. Gurney, an uproarious comedy about what can happen when a dog suddenly joins in on a marriage. During the four week run of performances, Patio Playhouse, Escondido’s community theater, will be raising awareness and collecting donations for San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus, a branch of San Diego Humane Society serving Escondido, San Marcos, and Poway. Please go to www.sdhumane.org to find out more on how you can help support our canine companions through programs such as socialization, kennel cleaning, dog walking, and many more.
When Greg decides to adopt a stray dog from the park, his wife, Kate, does not appreciate his rash decision. As they learn to handle the new addition of energetic pup Sylvia in their home dynamic, unhappy Greg and busy Kate seek counsel from friends, new and old, and a therapist. Rebecca Jeter, who has recently relocated to the Escondido area from Florida, plays the part of Sylvia the dog to perfection. Jeter was most recently seen as Gilmer in Godspell, Juliet/Samson/Benvolio/Tybalt/others in Romeo and Juliet Abridged, and Jacquenetta in Love’s Labour’s Lost. New dog-owners Greg and Kate are brought to life by Spencer Farmer and Debbie Nicastro. Farmer, a Patio veteran, was most recently seen in as Schulz in Circle Mirror Transformation here at the playhouse. Farmer studied at the Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts and in New York under William Esper before joining the staff at Classical Academy High School in Escondido, where he teaches theater. Nicastro has wowed audiences onstage in a number of musicals including How to Succeed, Evita, Sweeney Todd, The Music Man, and Hot Mikado, and works as a professional singer and acclaimed voice coach in San Diego. Maisy Holmes rounds out this talented cast in all three roles of Tom, Phyllis, and Leslie, and has recently appeared in Luminary Arts’ Summer Play Reading Series, Circle Mirror Transformation, Camino Real, Noises Off, Julius Caesar and Hairspray.
Sylvia is directed by Samuel Young and produced by Samantha Goldstein, and contains strong language and adult situations. Performances begin Friday, September 2 and play through Sunday, September 25. Friday and Saturdayperformances are at 8:00 p.m, and Sunday matinees are at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: All shows will be presented at Patio Playhouse, located between Vinz Wine Bar and Continental Deli at 116 S Kalmia Street. Tickets for this production are available for the cost of $18 for Adults, $15 for Seniors/Students/Active Military, and $10 for Youth 16 and under. For reservations, contact the Patio Playhouse box office at 760-746-6669, via email, or at www.patioplayhouse.com.
About the Company: Patio Playhouse is Escondido’s only community theater. Established in 1967, Patio Playhouse is located in the heart of Escondido, and puts on a full season of entertaining, varied performances, including musicals, adult dramas and comedies, and a unique fee-free youth theater model which introduces live theatre to children through performance/crew opportunities and school performances. Patio Playhouse is an independent, all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. To find out more about Patio Playhouse, please visit www.patioplayhouse.com or find us on social media.