Hickory – The doggone good comedy Sylvia begins its 10 performance run this Friday, November 3rd, in the Hickory Community Theatre’s Firemen’s Kitchen and continues through Sunday, November 19th.

Sylvia is a modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog. 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. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park—or that has found him—bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her name tag.

A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. And Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn’t understand the relationship between man and dog. 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

Sylvia is rated R due to strong adult language. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays (Nov 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18) at 8:00pm, Thursdays (Nov 9 & 16) at 7:30pm and Sundays (Nov 12 & 19) at 2:30pm.

Tickets are $16 and are now on sale online at hickorytheatre.org or through the Theatre box office, in person or by phone at 828-328-2283. Box office hours are 12-5 Wed-Fri.

The Hickory Community Theatre is a Funded Affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. The 2017-2018 Season is sponsored by Paramount Automotive and A Cleaner World. Sylvia is produced by Robert Abbey, Inc. and Dr. George Clay, III, DDS.

PHOTO:  Bob Smith is Greg and Elisabeth Bokhoven plays his dog Sylvia in the comedy Sylvia, on stage the Hickory Community Theatre’s Firemen’s Kitchen, November 3-19. Photo by Ken Burns.