Author: A.R. Gurney
Director: Susan Rundle
Enquiries: 0416 298 136
Characters Summary: 4F (25-40, 2x 45-60, 40-70)
2M (50-65, 35-60)
Sylvia – Female (age 25-40) – A labradoodle. Physical fitness and agility required: walking and talking like a person but acting as a dog, e.g. rolls over and begs, etc
Greg – Male (Age 50-65) – Greg is a financial trader who is on shaky ground at work and is going through a mid-life crisis.
Kate – female (age 45-60) – Kate is an English teacher whose career is taking off. She is sensible and really not in the mood to acquire a dog.
Tom – Male (35-60) – A ‘dog-person’ who befriends Greg in the park.
Phyllis – Female (45-60) – Socialite and school friend of Kate’s
Leslie – Female (40-70) – Marriage Counsellor
Audition Venue: Unicorn Theatre, Mount Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Road, Mount Waverley (Melways Map 61 ref F11)
Theatre: Unicorn Theatre, Mount Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Road, Mount Waverley (Melways Map 61 ref F11)
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Synopsis: Kate and Greg are empty-nesters who have moved to Manhattan from the Suburbs. Greg’s career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate’s career as a public school English teacher is on the up. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park, who wears a collar with the name “Sylvia”. Sylvia is a street-smart Labradoodle who quickly becomes a bone of contention between husband and wife. Kate feels Sylvia is a rival for Greg’s affections and Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn’t understand the relationship between man and dog!
Other Information: Actors are asked to prepare a 1-2 minute comedic monologue and will be asked to read from the script.
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