Sylvia: A.R. Gurney's Comedy About a Man, a Woman and a Dog Presented by Edgemar Center
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Tarell Alvin McCraney's latest acclaimed play tracks the coming-of-age of a group of talented young African-American prep-school singers whose choral prowess is woven seamlessly into the story. Pharus, the undisputed superstar of the choir, is searching for the courage to let his true self shine through, in this work by MacArthur Fellowship-winner McCraney (The Brother/Sister Plays), who's been called "without question, the hottest young playwright in America" (Chicago Tribune). The West Coast premiere reunites director Trip Cullman, star Jeremy Pope and several other cast members from its 2013 New York run. Learn More
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Featured review from william daugherty
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Gurney's play suits Ms Frederick perfectly. She seems to be naturally active, by turns graceful and graceless, almost adolescent. (We have seen her in other plays.) The role of Sylvia fits like a glove. The other actors are fine (one must mention Tom Ayers, who makes the most of gimmick casting) but the real force of the evening is in the play itself. A fine evening, light and funny, but not without enough meat for conversation after.
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Watch video of a previous take on Sylvia at the Edgemar Center for the Arts.
“Tanna Frederick shines in ‘Sylvia.’ Tanna totally embraces this role and has such ‘doggone’ fun in bringing Sylvia to life. It is infectious.” —Examiner.com
“Tanna Frederick is truly brilliant as Sylvia. She embodies the fun-loving, childlike spirit of the dog.” —Huffington Post
“A guy in both midlife crisis and a stale marriage is an old story, but throw in a rambunctious adopted dog—-played by an insouciant and lovely actress—-and you have a play that is both poignant and laugh-out-loud funny.” —Whole Life Times
“More fun than a barrel of puppies. Frederick is nothing short of terrific.” —ReviewPlays.com
“Tanna Frederick is a delight…. Dog lovers everywhere (and that must be half of L.A.) will love this play.” —The Gregory Mantell Show
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Theatre, dance, music, film, and visual arts come together in one place. Students and seasoned professionals perform side-by-side—their work is a culmination of workshops, rehearsals, and collaboration across disciplines. This is the purpose and the realization of a Center for the Arts. Nestled between a cafÃ©, salon, retail shops, and an annex of the Museum of Contemporary Art store, Edgemar Center for the Arts is the anchor of the Edgemar complex on Main Street in Santa Monica. The interior courtyard provides a hub for activity and a cross-pollination of artists, businesses, residents and visitors to this beachside destination. The complex is a stop on the tour of local gems designed by architect Frank Gehry.