Sylvia

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CMU’s University Theater Summer Tour events are always island favorites. They open their two show run for 2021 at the BIC Center with Sylvia, a modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog.

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The always popular CMU University Theater program is back on stage at the BIC Center with Sylvia  by A. R. Gurney. It’s a modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog.

About the play: 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.

“Dramatic literature is stuffed with memorable love scenes, but none is as immediately delicious and dizzy as the one that begins the redeeming affair in A.R. Gurney’s new comedy, SYLVIA…” —NY Times.

“I can only call it one of the most involving, beautiful, funny, touching and profound plays I have ever seen…” —NY Daily News.

“Gurney’s mad comedy is the most endearing good time to trot down the pike in many a moon. Howlingly funny…” —BackStage.

About CMU’s University Theater Program: Each year University Theatre sponsors over 25 productions through which students gain valuable experience and explore their interests.  This includes a mainstage season of six major productions,  numerous studio theatre, summer theatre, improvisational comedy shows and more.  Our touring, two-play summer theatre program is among our more popular offerings.  Each year, 12-15 students are hired to form a production company who work closely with faculty, staff, directors, and designers to prepare productions, and then perform them in repertory across the state–including on Beaver Island.  Company members gain extensive experience in performance and technical production and are also compensated with TAI course credit.

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Ticketing. You will receive an email confirming your transaction shortly after you make your purchase.  We will then process the transaction after which you will receive an additional two emails one of which will include your tickets to the event.  For admission to the event, please either (a) save the email with the tickets and bring it with you on a mobile device or (b) print out the ticket document attached to the email and bring it with you.  If you purchase your tickets with a check, we may not process the transaction until we confirm payment.

Safety Requirements. All events at the BIC Center will comply with COVID-19 safety requirements mandated by state and local authorities in effect at the time of the event.  If necessary events may be moved to an outside location, postponed or canceled. Please understand that our first concern is the safety of our guests, performers and staff.

Special Accommodations.  The BIC Center Theater is equipped with a T-Coil assistive hearing system.  If you use hearing aids that are T-Coil capable, check with your audiologist about activating the that technology to provide hearing assistance in the BIC Center Theater.  If not, BIC Center provided headsets may be used with the system.  Just ask at the front desk.  If you need other accommodations to attend the event, please check with the BIC Center front desk at least 48 hours in advance so that we are able to determine if we will be able to meet your needs.  The BIC Center Theater is wheel chair accessible.

The BIC Center Assistive Hearing system was installed with support from BIC Center donors and a grant from the Charlevoix County Community Foundation.

Date: July 2, 2021

Start time: 07:30 p.m.

End time: 09:30 p.m.

Venue: BIC Center Theater

Coordinates: 45.74730, -85.51932

Directions: Across from the ferry dock...

Phone: 231-448-2022

Email: events@biccenter.org

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