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2014 Presentation: “Sylvia” Comes to Prairie Village

The Ghostlight Players will be performing the comedy “Sylvia” on Thursday, July 17 and Friday, July 18 at the Lawrence Welk Opera House at Prairie Village. Curtain time is 7:30 pm and admission is $12 at the door.

“Sylvia” is a play about a Manhattan husband and wife of 22 years and the dog that comes between them.

The A.R. Gurney comedy is presented in two acts and features four actors. It follows the relationship between New York City resident Greg, his wife, Kate, and a dog named Sylvia that Greg finds in the park. Kate is instantly skeptical of Greg’s wish to keep the dog, but finally (and reluctantly) gives in.

It isn’t long before Greg and Sylvia develop a tight bond that has Kate feeling pushed aside and, consequently, threatens their relationship.

Along the way, Greg, Kate and Sylvia interact with several other characters (each played by a single actor) who offer perspective, understanding and support – often with hilarious outcomes.

The New York Daily News wrote, “I can only call it one of the most involving, beautiful, funny, touching and profound plays I have ever seen”.

The Ghostlight Players is a Freeman, SD based theatre organization whose membership is drawn predominantly from people who are tied to the community’s annual Schmeckfest celebration. Its intent is to produce 2 to 3 shows a year and tour these to area communities. Last year Ghostlight offered a production of the comedy “The Odd Couple” at Prairie Village.

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