CALDERWOOD PAVILION , BOSTON, MA
Greg, a middle-aged, empty-nester who is tired of his job in finance, is looking for meaning in his life. Sylvia, an exuberant and beautiful stray in Central Park, is looking for a new home. When they meet, it is love at first sight. Things begin to get a little “ruff” for Greg, however, as his wife Kate is less than thrilled by the street-smart canine who jumps, slobbers, sits on her couch, and takes all of Greg’s attention. Sylvia promptly becomes a bone of contention between Greg and Kate, testing their marriage to hilarious and touching effect. Gurney’s Sylviais a smart, sophisticated comedy about relationships and growing older. Whether you own a dog or just like to laugh, you will love Sylvia.
* Denotes members of Actor’s Equity Association
Shana Dirik* - Sylvia Allan Mayo* - Greg Val Sullivan - Kate David Anderson-Tom/Phyllis/Leslie
Michelle is happy to be part of TUC and the team of artists that Shana Dirik has assembled. She has been directing, acting, and producing theatre in the Boston area for 23 years. Michelle has received Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) awards for Best Actress (COMMUNICATING DOORS) and Best Director (G.R. Point). She also received the Best Director award (RABBIT HOLE) at the Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theatres (EMACT) festival. She received her theater education from San Francisco State University, California State University at Long Beach, and the National Theater of London. Michelle teaches visual arts and theatre to grade-school children and is a private chef. Directing credits include MARJORIE PRIME, PILLOWMAN, RABBIT HOLE, GOOD PEOPLE, KIMBERLY AKIMBO, SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, LOOKING FOR NORMAL, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, G.R. POINT (Hovey Players), COMMUNICATING DOORS, RAPTURE BLISTER BURN (Vokes Theater), PROOF (Nora Theatre Company/Central Square Theater), DISGRACED and TRUE WEST (Umbrella Arts Center), RETURN TO MORALITY (Titanic Theater, Central Square Theater), OF MICE AND MEN (Quannapowitt Players), GOD OF CARNAGE, ANTON IN SHOW BUSINESS (Acme Theater), MISS SAIGON, SECRET GARDEN (Turtle Lane Playhouse), and GODSPELL (Metro Stage Company.
Kailey Bennett-Stage Manager John Pease-Asst Stage Manager Anna Silva-Costume Design Michael Clark Wonson-Lighting Design
Chris Brousseau-Sound Design Ozlem Uluoglu-Production Team Asli Guvenc-Production Team Gene Dante-Production Team