Director Nancy Rich Says A.R. Gurney’s Award-Winning 1995 Comedy, Sylvia, Is a Real Howler

Sylvia stars Clare Vestal (front) as Sylvia, with Jim O'Brien as Greg and Christine Rogers as Kate (photo by Nancy Rich)

In these trying days, we all could use a comedy, right? And this one is a real howler. Director Nancy Gardner Rich talks about the Holly Springs Community Theater’s production of A.R. Gurney’s Sylvia, a co-produced with the Holly Springs Cultural Center and the Fuquay-Varina Arts Center. Q: So Sylvia is a comedy? As a… Continue reading Director Nancy Rich Says A.R. Gurney’s Award-Winning 1995 Comedy, Sylvia, Is a Real Howler

Kylee Silvas Walks, Talks, and Thinks Dog in Forest Moon Theater’s Fun, Fast-Moving Production of Sylvia

The cast for the Forest Moon Theater's community-theater production of Sylvia includes (from left) Kylee Silvas as Sylvia, Larry Evans as Greg, Tony Hefner as Phyllis, and Shana Fisher as Kate (photo by David Eliot Leone)

“The leading lady is a dog!” Don’t misinterpret that statement; you would risk talking yourself out of a very pleasurable theatrical experience. Indeed, the playwright initially had trouble getting this play produced (see below).* Forest Moon Theater has converted the Wake Forest Community House into a theater in order to produce A.R. Gurney’s Sylvia, directed… Continue reading Kylee Silvas Walks, Talks, and Thinks Dog in Forest Moon Theater’s Fun, Fast-Moving Production of Sylvia

Forest Moon Theater’s Sylvia Is a Barking-Good Time

The cast for the Forest Moon Theater's community-theater production of Sylvia includes (from left) Kylee Silvas as Sylvia, Larry Evans as Greg, Tony Hefner as Phyllis, and Shana Fisher as Kate (photo by David Eliot Leone)

If your dog could talk, what would it say? More importantly, what would it say about you? Actually, our dogs say a lot about us already, or at least that’s the theory posited by Forest Moon Theater’s production of Sylvia, written by A.R. Gurney and directed for the Wake Forest, NC community theater by Mike… Continue reading Forest Moon Theater’s Sylvia Is a Barking-Good Time

A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters Features Strong Characters and a Unique Delivery Method

Some friendships are lifelong. Some friendships are incredibly complicated. And, some rare friendships are both of these things. It is one of these rare types of friendships that is showcased in A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters, onstage now through North Carolina Theatre under the direction of Guy Stroman. Gurney’s show is a unique one. Instead of… Continue reading A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters Features Strong Characters and a Unique Delivery Method

NCT’s Love Letters, Starring Sandy Duncan and David Wood, Is a Sensual and Literary Feast

David Wood and Sandy Duncan and star in Love Letters at NCT (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

North Carolina Theatre‘s production of A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters is a sensual and literary feast for anyone who has treasured a handwritten letter from a person whom they have admired. This two-character show, which stars Sandy Duncan and Ira David Wood III and runs Jan. 12-14 and 16-21 in Raleigh’s A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater, employs… Continue reading NCT’s Love Letters, Starring Sandy Duncan and David Wood, Is a Sensual and Literary Feast