of South Carolina


Workshop Theatre launches their 49th season with A.R. Gurney’s heartfelt story of a dog and her relationship with the man who finds her.

The Reviews Are In!

"Dinsmore uses a nice, even-keeled demeanor to portray Greg... Thompson makes Kate as sympathetic as possible... David Britt has some good comic moments in three supporting roles. But for me, the standout was Miles... Thanks to her complete commitment to her role." -- August Krickel, OnstageColumbia.com [Read the full review]

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Show Dates: Jan. 13 - 22, 2017
Show Times: Jan. 13-14, 18-21 at 8 pm; Jan. 15 & 22 at 3 pm
Prices: $20 for adults, $17 for seniors/military, $14 for students, $10 for children BUY NOW
Box Office Hours: Noon to 5:30 pm beginning Wed, Jan. 4 for members; Fri, Jan. 6 for all others.


Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg’s career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate’s career as a public-school English teacher is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park—or that has found him—bearing only the name "Sylvia" on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. And Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn’t understand the relationship between man and dog. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.

Samantha Elkins directs a talented cast that features Mary Miles, George Dinsmore, Lonetta Thompson, and David Britt.

Sylvia runs from January 13-22. All performances will be at The Market Space at 701 Whaley. Ticket sales begin January 4 for members and January 6 for the general public.

All eight performances are at The Market Place at 701 Whaley. Call the box office for reserved seating.

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Sylvia show times
Fri, Jan. 13 - 8 pm
Sat, Jan. 14 - 8 pm
sun, Jan. 15 - 3 pm matinee
Wed, Jan. 18 - 8 pm
Thu, Jan. 19 - 8 pm
Fri, Jan. 20 - 8 pm
Sat, Jan. 21 - 8 pm
Sun, Jan. 22 - 3 pm matinee

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