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Altarena Playhouse
Across from Lincoln Park 1409 High Street Alameda, CA 94501
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No bad sitting, it's a compact theater and the stage is right there a few feet away
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355 reviews
114 stars
attended May 21 2010

It took me awhile to get into this production. The premise is very basic, simple and redundant. The concept or plot could really be wrapped up in15 minutes. The actors were good yet I did not feel a real connection or believability between the...continued

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attended May 15 2010

The play was adorable, fun, and touching. All of the acting was superb! A small cast, but they really keep things engaging. I would recommend it for adults only since the "dog" can be pretty foul-mouthed. Especially when it comes to cats!

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attended Jun 03 2010

I really enjoyed this production. The husband and wife didn't have much chemistry but the young woman who played the part of "Sylvia" was wonderful. Her facial expressions were perfect. I am a cat person but could really see a dog playing up to a...continued

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Written by A. R. Gurney

Directed by Gene Kahane

Sylvia premiered in 1995 at New York City’s Manhattan Theatre Club, starring Blythe Danner, Charles Kimbrough, and Sarah Jessica Parker.  It received several Drama Desk Award nominations, including Outstanding Play and Outstanding Actress (Sarah Jessica Parker).

About the Ticket Supplier: Altarena Playhouse

Since 1938, Altarena Playhouse has presented creative, intimate, and artistically ambitious stagings of plays, musicals and revues. The inclusive and welcoming atmosphere makes Altarena a "great place to go" for patrons and a "great place to work" for artists. From re-envisioning the classics to promoting new works, our critically acclaimed productions and our educational outreach programs foster greater appreciation and understanding of the theater arts in Alameda and throughout the Bay Area.