Sylvia: A.R. Gurney's Comedy About a Man, a Woman and a Dog Presented by Edgemar Center
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The haves and the have-nots come face-to-face in the Broadway hit Good People. Written by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole), this Tony-nominated dramatic comedy finds struggling single mother Margie Walsh laid off from her job at the dollar store and left with the reality that her South Boston neighborhood is providing the same level of opportunity it always has: none. It's the kind of place where, for many people, this month's paycheck covers last month's bills. Facing eviction, Maggie's forced to turn to an old high school flame for help. But he's now a successful physician living in the suburbs ... and Margie is way out of her element. With his signature humorous glow, David Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakable hope that come with having next to nothing in America. 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.