Searing Drama Sylvie at Onyx Theatre
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The last date listed for Sylvie was Saturday December 15, 2007 / 8:00pm.
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Sin City Opera teams up with Off-Strip Productions to perform two one-act operas at the Onyx Theatre. The two operas are thematically related, each having plots that center around telephones, and the two works will be completely interwoven, one in color and the other in black and white. Gian Carlo Menotti's comic The Telephone presents an exasperating situation that is especially resonant now that we all have mobile phones. Poor Ben has a very important question for Lucy, but his attempts to ask it are constantly interrupted by telephone calls. The dramatic tour de force The Human Voice (La Voix Humaine) by Francis Poulenc (performed in a new English translation) is a musical adaptation of Jean Cocteau's dramatic monologue of the same name. Learn More
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“A searing emotional-psychological play.” —Hollywood Reporter
Jovanka Bach’s Sylvie, a play about a woman and the four men in her life who discover one another after a tragic incident, performs as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre.
The setting opens at a hospital waiting room adjacent to an ER room. A woman with child has been shot. She is rushed to the hospital in order to save the child and to save her life. Four strange men appear one by one in the waiting room to check on her well being. Each one holds a hand written letter stating that she is pregnant. It appears that these four, attorney Jefferson Noble (Jaret Sacrey), clay artist Victor Eliot (Brian Knudson), wholesale linen salesman, Oscar “Rodo” Rodente (John Combs), and Michael Fealtry (Danny Dolan), once had a short fling with this woman named Sylvie Prescott (Gillian Brashear). Upon meeting each other, through this unfortunate circumstance, the story is then told in and out of flashbacks, on how these four became intertwined with Sylvie, a person who herself holds a mysterious background. What will become the fate of her and who exactly is the father of her (so-far) unborn child? Questions that were previously unanswered come clean as each man learns about the woman, as well as learning about all the others involved.
This is a melodrama that is very intense and to the point. It’s a short play, clocking in at 90 minutes (including its fifteen minute intermission), but packs a powerful presence. John Stark, spouse of the late playwright, directs this piece in the same intense way as the play was created. The set design by Jaret Sacrey is also simple, consisting of the waiting room and two side settings on each wing of the stage.
Also in the cast are Heather Dechain and Tanya Starcevich in alternating roles, and Joe Morrissey.