USC Lab Theater to present ‘Sylvia’

January 30, 2009

COLUMBIA, SC – January 30, 3009 – The University of South Carolina’s Lab Theater will perform the Broadway hit comedy, Sylvia, Feb. 5 – 8.

Show times are 8 p.m. each night. Tickets are $5 each and available only at the door of the theater on Wheat Street. The production is directed by David Britt, university acting instructor and production manager for the Lab Theatre.

Sylvia is about a Manhattan married couple forced to explore a new, unexpected phase of their life together when husband Greg (played by senior theater major Trey Hobbs) brings home a dog he’s found in the park. The dog Sylvia (played by freshman theater major Mary Tilden), a street-smart lab/poodle mix, becomes a major bone of contention between Greg and his wife, Kate played by Adrienne Lee, sophomore theater major. The marriage is threatened until Greg and Kate learn to let their new addition become a valued part of their lives.

First produced on Broadway in 1995 at Stage I of the Manhattan Theatre Club, Sylvia featured a cast that included Blythe Danner and Sarah Jessica Parker. The play received Drama Desk nominations for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Actress in a Play (Parker) and Outstanding Costume Design.

For information on the play or any other Lab Theater productions, contact Kevin Bush at 803-777-9353, or visit the Web site:

Photo credits:

Top row: Adrienne Lee (Sophomore Theater major)  and Trey Hobbs (Senior Theatre major)
Bottom: Mary Tilden (Freshman Theater major)