Sylvia by A.R. Gurney

Sylvia by A.R. Gurney

In celebration of Barry University’s 75th Anniversary, join The Department of Fine Arts for “Sylvia” by  A.R. Gurney.


  • Oct. 15 – 17 (7 p.m.)
  • Oct. 18 (2 p.m.)

Location: Broad Center for the Performing Arts

Meet Sylvia, a dog who becomes a bone of contention between her owners, Greg and Kate. A series of hilarious and touching complications ensue as Sylvia becomes a valued member of the family.

Written by A.R. Gurney and directed by Barry University’s Hugh Murphy

Admission is free and performances are open to the public.

More about the play:

Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. 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" on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. And Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn't understand the relationship between man and dog. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.