Theatre Arlington Current Production
    For Release January 4, 2018
    Contact: Kim Lawson
    817.261.9628 x 11
    Theatre Arlington double dog dares you not to enjoy Sylvia!
    Arlington ISD faculty and alum are top-dogs in this fun romantic comedy
    Arlington, TX, January 4, 2018:
    Theatre Arlington is kicking off 2018 with a little love, laughter and a dog
    named Sylvia. A.R. Gurneys hit show, Sylvia, takes a creative spin on the
    all-too familiar romantic triangle. Greg brings home a dog he found in the
    park or that has found him bearing only the name Sylvia on her dog tag.
    Innocent and sweet, right? But while Sylvia offers Greg an escape from the
    frustrations of his stagnate financial trading career, this cute and irresistible
    little pup becomes a rival for his affection where his wife, Kate, is concerned.
    As she is finally enjoying a successful career as an English teacher after
    years of raising children, Kate feels Sylvia is eating a serious hole in their 22-
    year marriage. Of course, Sylvia just thinks that Kate doesnt understand the
    relationship between a man and his dog. Award-winning author, Gurney, has
    created a smart and sophisticated comedy about relationships, nature and
    growing older.
    Sylvia is meticulously directed by Sharon Kaye Miller, whom after a
    successful career as a theater teacher and director in the Arlington ISD
    (most notably Martin High School) is making her Theatre Arlington directorial
    debut. Miller reunites other AISD celebrities onstage and behind the scenes,
    as Steven D. Morris (former AISD theater director and namesake of the
    Lamar High School auditorium) portrays Greg, Jenna Anderson (graduate of Arlington Martin) plays Sylvia and Micah
    Green (current Arlington High theater teacher) plays the roles of Tom, Phyllis and Leslie. Laurie Long, from Flower Mound
    and a former director/choreographer herself, also makes her Theatre Arlington
    debut as Kate.
    And Theatre Arlington is definitely not barking up the wrong tree, as we partner
    with the Arlington Animal Services. Before the performance and during
    intermission each evening, we will highlight adorable dogs that are available for
    adoption. These sweet animals are ready to find their furever home and TA is
    excited to help make the match happen! Guests will be able to leave the theater
    with information on the next steps to take.
    Production team members also include Lexi Lehberg (Stage Manager) Anthony
    Curtis (Set Design/Technical Director), Bill Eickenloff (Sound Designer), Bryan
    Stevenson (Lighting Designer), Lorens Portalatin (Properties Designer) and former
    Arlington Lamar teacher Janice Pennington (Costume Designer).
    Sylvia opens on Friday, January 12th at 8:00pm and is sponsored by Edward
    Jones Financial agents Craig Lidell, Linda Dingee, Charlie Blauvelt and Jack
    Webb. Opening Night will include a post-show reception with the cast and crew,
    sponsored by Blue Mesa Southwest Grill with dessert provided by Cooper Street
    305 W. Main Street
    Arlington, TX 76010