12 Dec 2023 @ 7:00pm,
14 Dec 2023 @ 7:00pm
Torquay Theatre Troupe Inc.

Author: A.R. Gurney

Director: Paul Friend

Genre: Comedy

Agent: Dramatists Play Service Inc.


Greg brings home a dog he found in the park 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 this 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.


Characters Summary:

GREG Male, middle aged, middle class New Yorker
KATE Greg’s wife, middle aged wanna-be socialite,
SILVIA Young female, 20's, energetic, playful and vivacious
TOM/PHYLLIS/LESLIE Female between 35-55 Phyllis, a snobby socialite. Tom, a blokey he-man. Leslie, an androgynous character

Audition Venue & Dates

Audition Dates and Times:

7:00pm on:

  • Tue 12th Dec 2023
  • Thu 14th Dec 2023

Audition Venue Name: Shoestring Playhouse

Audition Venue Address:

The Multi Arts Centre
77 Beach Road, Torquay 3228

Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th Dec
from 7:00pm

Audition Enquiries Contact: Paul Friend on 0419536054


Season Dates: 14 Mar 2024 - 23 Mar 2024


4:00pm on:

  • Sun 17th Mar 2024
  • Wed 20th Mar 2024

8:00pm on:

  • Thu 14th Mar 2024
  • Fri 15th Mar 2024
  • Sat 16th Mar 2024
  • Wed 20th Mar 2024
  • Thu 21st Mar 2024
  • Fri 22nd Mar 2024
  • Sat 23rd Mar 2024

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Other Information

Other Information:

Audition pieces will be available to download and present.
Please book an audition time.
Female actors to be prepared to audition for multiple roles
Rehearsal times are Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-10pm and Sundays 4-7pm
The plays will be performed at Shoestring Playhouse at The MAC, 77 Beach Rd, Torquay on March 14, 15, 16, 17(matinee), 20, 21, 22, 23