Theater Project takes a look at marriage – from a dog’s perspective

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BRUNSWICK – “This play is a dog. That’s why we chose it,” Artistic Director Al Miller said of Theater Project’s show opening Friday, July 13.

That’s because “Sylvia,” by A.R. Gurney, revolves around Greg and Kate, a married couple, and Sylvia, a stray dog Greg picks up in Central Park. Sylvia is the answer to Greg’s problems; but to Kate, the dog is the problem with Greg’s answers. To Sylvia, Greg is God, and Kate is a tyrant.

Greg and Kate packed their two kids off to college and moved from a house in the suburbs to an apartment in New York. Kate is engrossed in a new career in the city’s public schools, while Greg grows increasingly unhappy with his job.

Sylvia – apparently the cause of the couple’s problems – becomes the catalyst for surprises that culminate in the play’s ending.

Four Theater Project veterans are cast in “Sylvia”: Reba Short, Craig Ela, Heather Weafer, and Michele Livermore Wigton.

“Sylvia” will run through Sunday, July 29. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are pay-what-you-want with a suggested price of $15. For reservations or more information, call The Theater Project, 14 School St., at 729-8584.

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