Cabaret Theatre’s ‘Sylvia’ pits dog versus marriage

Ashley Ayala as Sylvia

BERLIN — The Connecticut Cabaret Theatre presents “Sylvia,” a comedy by A.R. Gurney, directed by Kris McMurray, through September 28. (No Performances August 30 and August 31)

It’s a marriage vs. dog. Greg (played by Michael Gilbride) and Kate (played by Barbara Horan) have moved to Manhattan. 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” (portrayed by Ashley Ayala) on her name tag. A street smart mixture of lab and poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy after a series of hilarious and touching complications. The cast also includes Connecticut Cabaret Theatre favorites Dave Wall and Carleigh Schultz.

“Sylvia” runs every Friday and Saturday, only, at 8 p.m., through September 28. (No August 30 and 31). Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are now on sale. All major credit cards are accepted. To purchase tickets, call the box office at 860-829-1248. Reservations are recommended. Ticket price is $35 (plus handling fee). For more information, visit www.ctcabaret.com. The Connecticut Cabaret Theatre is located at 31 Webster Square Road, Berlin; visit the website for detailed directions. Patrons are welcome to bring whatever they like to eat or drink with them.

Connecticut Media Group