Auditions For JCC’s ‘Sylvia’ Begin Jan. 23

Auditions will be held on Jan. 23-24 for Jamestown Community College’s production of A.R. Gurney’s “Sylvia.”

The auditions, which begin at 7 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre, will consist of actors doing cold readings from the script. Any previously prepared monologues will also be considered.

The show will be directed by Robert Schlick with technical direction by Steven Gustafson. Performances are set for 8 p.m. on March 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16, and 2 p.m. on March 10.

The cast consists of a middle-aged couple, a young female, and one other person who plays multiple male and female roles.

Sylvia is a play about a dog, the couple who adopts it and the drama that results. Greg, a middle-aged man, finds a dog, Sylvia (played by a young female) in the park and immediately takes a liking to her. He brings her home.

When Greg’s wife, Kate, arrives home, she reacts negatively to Sylvia. They agree to allow Sylvia to stay for a few days before they decide whether she can stay longer. Greg becomes obsessed with Sylvia, and Kate fears their marriage is falling apart.

The production received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Play in 1995.

For more information, call 338-1153.