Come join us for Sylvia. This week Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 PM in the Arena Theatre is the final production of the school year for the Richland Theatre Department.
Sylvia by A. R. Gurney is a contemporary comedy drama about a couple of empty nesters and their new dog.
Anyone who has ever had a dog knows they all come with their own unique personalities. We as dog owners tend to impose human traits on our animals. This is at the heart of the play Sylvia. A smash hit on Broadway it was written for Sarah Jessica Parker. Greg and Kate have gotten the last of their children off to college, sold their house in the suburbs and moved to Manhattan. Kate has gone back to Graduate School and is now teaching Shakespeare to inner city Jr. High students. Greg has an unsatisfying career in Currency exchange. One day he comes home with a dog named Sylvia. Kate is not pleased. Anyone who has ever had a dog will recognize the trials, tribulations and wonderful triumphs every dog owner goes through. The play is a wonderful look in the mind of our four legged best friend.
Rated Mature for Language, Sylvia is recommended for 16 and up.
House opens at 7, play at 7:30. Only 95 seats available and no reservations are taken. Admission is free.
The characters of Arnold Lobel’s well-loved book hop from the page to the stage in this whimsical, Tony-nominated musical. “A Year With Frog and Toad” follows two great friends — the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad — through four, fun-filled seasons.
The jazzy, upbeat score bubbles with melody and wit, making it an inventive, exuberant, and enchanting musical for the whole family.
Tickets are free and will be given on a first come, first served basis. Seating is limited. Showtimes are nightly at 7:30 p.m. on April 30-May 3 and at 2:30 p.m. on May 3. For more information, call 972-238-6256.
Richland Theatre proudly presents an innovative new series providing direct access to local actors and professionals for students and the public called “Professional Artist Series,” debuting with four events this Fall. The series kicks off with voice over legend John William Galt 11:15 a.m.-12:10 p.m., Sept. 30, F 108, Arena Theatre, Richland College. All events are free and open to the public.
Designed as a series of presentations/discussions, along the lines of “Inside the Actor’s Studio,” established professionals from the world of entertainment will discuss their respective careers. Andy Long, Chair of the Theatre Department, stated, “The reason for it is to provide an opportunity for our students to learn from and gain access to outstanding individuals in the world of Professional entertainment.”
The series will include:
John William Galt, voice over legend
Friday, Sept. 30, 11:15 a.m.–12:10 p.m.
Galt has recorded over 1000 commercials in his career. He toured for 77 weeks with Mickey Rooney in “Three Goats and a Blanket,” was in the original American cast of “No Sex Please, We’re British,” was in “The Moon is Blue with Done Ameche,” “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” with Michael Cole and has appeared in numerous films such as “Forrest Gump” and “JFK.”
Robyn Flatt, Founder and Artistic Director of Dallas Children’s Theatre
Friday, Oct. 21, 11:15 a.m.–12:10 p.m.
Flatt will discuss her life and career in theatre.
Randel Wright, Scene Designer
Friday, Nov. 11, 11:15 a.m.–12:10 p.m.
Wright will present highlights of a remarkable career and discuss his specific approach to scene design.
Julie Holman, Senior Agent with the Kim Dawson Agency
Friday, Dec. 2, 11:15 a.m.–12:10 p.m.
Holman will share stories from her life in broadcast and her long career working in commercials and film.