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Valley Performing Arts

251 West Swanson
Wasilla, Alaska 99654
(907) 373-0195

Mon-Fri: 9:00AM-3:00PM


By A.R. Gurney

Directed by Grant Olson


Presented through a special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, New York, NY

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. You will laugh from start to finish! This show has some adult language.

May 4th to 20th, 2018


Fridays at 7PM

Saturdays at 7PM

Sundays at 2PM

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Thank you very much for all of those who auditioned. In many cases, the casting decision was very difficult. The following actors have been chosen.

Greg – D.J. Rotach
Kate – Tracy Jones
Sylvia – Gabbe Blackwell
Tom – Clint White
Phyllis – Cynthia Lee
Leslie  – Deborah Patrick

The first rehearsal will be a read-through of the play on Monday, March 5th, at 6:30 pm, at VPA. Scripts and a rehearsal schedule will be available at the time. Those interested in acquiring the script in advance can visit the VPA office prior to the rehearsal.




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Ticket Prices

Regular Admission $19

Students and seniors $17 

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