‘Sylvia’ coming to Flying Anvil

Sandra ClarkWest Knox

Flying Anvil Theatre unleashes “Sylvia,” a canine comedy opening March 2 for a five-week run.

Written by A.R. Gurney, “Sylvia” is an innovative modern comedy about a marriage and a dog. A rescued mutt becomes a bone of contention between a husband and wife moving in different directions. After a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.

The play was an off-Broadway hit, with critics calling it ‘delicious and dizzy’ and “howlingly funny.”

Flying Anvil Theatre’s production stars Krisha Brook as Sylvia, with Mitch Moore, Terry Colquitt Bowen and Rollin Prince rounding out the cast. The show is directed by Charlotte Headrick, a UT grad who recently retired from Oregon State University.

“This is a role I’ve been dying to play,” Brook says. ‘It’s funny and touching and if you’ve ever loved a dog, you will love this show!’

“Sylvia” has two previews, Wednesday, Feb. 28, (Pay What You Can) and Thursday, March 1. The Opening Night Party on March 2 includes a reception with the cast after the show.

Tickets can be purchased here. Info: 865-357-1309. Flying Anvil Theatre is located at 1300 Rocky Hill Rd, behind the Rocky Hill Shopping Center.

Submitted by Krisha Newport, marketing director, Flying Anvil Theatre

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