Can we keep it?

THEATER

November 06, 1997|By J. Wynn Rousuck

"Sylvia" is the play in which playwright A.R. Gurney goes to the dogs. More precisely, the dog comes to him. In this long-running, off-Broadway hit comedy, receiving its Baltimore premiere at the Spotlighters beginning tomorrow, a husband finds a dog in Central Park. When the canine moves in, however, the man's wife proves none too receptive to the tried-and-true line, "It followed me home."

A play about men, women and marriage, but mostly about man's best friend, "Sylvia's" cleverest gimmick is that the animal is portrayed by an actress who wears human clothing, but behaves like a dog. At the Spotlighters -- where the opening was delayed a week after one of the cast members was injured in a traffic accident -- Sylvia, the dog, is portrayed by Sharol Buck. Mo Dutterer is Sylvia's new owner, Connie Ross is his disapproving wife and Kurt M. Herring plays all the other parts. James Markiewicz directs.

Show times at Spotlighters, 817 St. Paul St., are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 30. Tickets are $10. Call 410-752-1225.

Pub Date: 11/06/97

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