SDSU School of Theatre, Television, and Film presents “Sylvia” by A.R. Gurney

Three actors face off onstage

Lizbeth Persons Price
Public Affairs for the Arts
SDSU College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts

SDSU School of Theatre, Television, and Film presents “Sylvia” by A.R. Gurney
A romantic comedy about marriage and a dog

(San Diego) – The SDSU School of Theatre, Television, and Film presents Sylvia by A.R. Gurney, and directed by C.J. Keith, a zany romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog. The kids are in college, Kate and Greg have just moved to New York, and in bounces Sylvia, a stray that Greg finds in the park. Sylvia becomes a bone of contention between husband and wife, chewing holes in the marriage, as Greg becomes increasingly obsessed with his pooch. In a series of tail-wagging, leash-tripping encounters, Greg, Kate, and Sylvia finally learn how men and women — and dogs — can be best friends.

The cast of Sylvia includes Javier Padilla, Xavier Scott, Samantha Santos and Kelsey Lynn. According to Padilla, who plays the character of Tom, Sylvia is about “embracing the unexpected, seeing what curve balls life throws at you, and really allowing yourself to keep on keeping on.” He goes on to note, “things may just jump into your lap and it’s up to you to take it and run with it. Although life can get chewed up and muddy, it’s loving life that really gets you through everything. Sylvia is a reminder of how new and wonderful the unexpected can be.”

Sylvia runs Friday, September 25 through Sunday, October 4, Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. in SDSU’s Experimental Theatre. Ticket prices are $17 general admission and $15 for students, seniors and active duty military, and are available through the online box office at

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The San Diego State University School of Theatre, Television, and Film combines the arts with the traditional roles of the university by teaching the theory, history, literature, and crafts of theatre and film. The School works to benefit the community by providing educational and entertaining arts performances, particularly to San Diego youth. Utilizing innovative curriculum, interdisciplinary initiatives, and research into evolving technologies, the School is committed to preparing the next generation of entertainment arts professionals. The SDSU School of Theatre, Television, and Film provides transformative, experiential learning that prepares students to launch creative careers. For more information, visit

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