VP 1997 Sylvia


Book By: Nancy Wright
Directed By: Pat Kennedy

The People …

Leading Roles
in order of appearance

Sylvia Debbie Marinik
Greg Don Weber
Kate Jean Mills
Tom Derek Nolte
Phyllis Marie Rossiter
Leslie Stacey Scharf

Production Staff

Director Pat Kennedy
Co-Producers Nancy Janney, Diana West
Stage Manager Marlene Wenrick
Set Design Chris Kasner
Scenic Art Willard Misfeldt
Lighting Design Bill Sheehan
    Assisted By Marie and Jon Rossiter
Property Manager Patti Skaff
Set Dressing Diana West
Sound Design / Engineer Don Weber
Costumes Sondra Henry
Set Construction Chris Kasner, Hans Schober, Amir Aswad
Light Crew Jon Rossiter, Allen Campo
Property Crew Marti Morgan, Joyce Calms, Maureen Sweeney
Sound Crew Mark Boerst, Chris Fisher
Program Chris Kasner, Patti Skaff
House Manager Ann Veasey
Box Office Ann Veasey, Carol Kwiatkowski, Kimberly Bruggemann, Judy Wiederhold, Lisa McKnight, Patti Skaff, Scott Jackson, Roger Whitmore
House Staff Larry Charchol, Jane Bihn, Tom and Sandy Kirkman, Alice Applebaum, Rick and Barbara Vaught, Sue Holliger, Gloria Conner, Leta Logan, Mary Close, Jill Brayshaw, Emma Ruggiero, Joanne Ache, Rita Kanicki, Roberta and Stephen Smith, Kathy Snarey, Bob and Judy Rank, Sue Dennis, Linda Woodall, Barbara Britsch, Mary Ann Coscarelli, Nancy De La Garcia, Ethel Safern, Florence and Bob Warnke, Charlotte Smith, Les and Melisa Beland, Sharon Thomas, Herb and Phyllis Carrick, Marie Adkins, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Turley, Vicky Snyder
Marquee Signs Miriam Weintraub
Cast Photography Timeless Images

The Show!

Place: A Manhattan Apartment

Time: The Present

The Truth About Men and Dogs
by Susan Hastings

The truth about men and dogs is that they are basically similar beasts.

If they had their way they’d do nothing but eat and sleep.

If you know just where to scratch, you can tame even the most savage of them.

And, God bless them, if you leave your home for too long they’ll tear the place apart – because they don’t know where you hide all the good stuff. But they’ll say it’s because they missed you, and you believe them ‘cause they’ve got those weepy eyes that just scream “I’d be hopelessly lost without you around to take care of me.” And deep down you both know its true.

Women are the force that led to the evolution and domestication of the wild man. It’s for the love of a woman and a family that the Neanderthal came out of the trees. If it weren’t for the woman, that guy’d still be hanging out with his faithful dog, chasing rabbits and picking his teeth with the bones.

But for all of the endearing qualities of Rover or Spot, or God forbid, Sylvia, the man knows that when he gets home to you, there’s a lot more waiting for him than a big wet lick on the face. And Sylvia’s not going to be impressed by that promotion he got or the way he helps the kids with their homework.

But the Neanderthal is still kicking around in his head. The constant feeling that there’s lots of cool stuff still to do is what makes him a man. And when mid-life rolls around and he starts getting the itch for checking out all that cool stuff, Sylvia’s right there jumping up and down, drooling through that permanent smile, encouraging him to go for it.

You know guys that got stuck there when they were young – they’ve got an apartment (never a home) full of stuff, but the only things they can find are the remote control, the cell-phone and the refrigerator. And if you ask him how he ended up that way, you’ll hear the story about the one that got away, that broke his heart, that didn’t like his dog.

Then there is the guy who insists his dog is really just a “chick magnet.” He insists that when they go running in the park on weekends the women just flock around his little “pookie-pookie nose.” But if he calls women “chicks” and his dog “pookie nose,” he’ll probably find himself spending a lot more weekends alone with his dog.

But dog-men aren’t bad guys to hook on to, really. If he’s got a dog that he can’t live without, you know he’s able to make a commitment somewhere in his life. And you’ve never seen a great dad, until you’ve seen a great dad with a dog.

And if he starts to stray, then you’ll know exactly what to do – cook him up something good, scratch in just the right places and never let him out of your sight.