A few months ago, I came across a script in the Center Playhouse with an interesting
title. “Sylvia?” I said, with a puzzled nuance in my voice, while thinking of my similarly-named cousin. “You haven’t read it?” Anthony replied. “It’s a comedy about a couple who adopt a dog. Take the script home with you and tell me if you like it.”
Well, I read the play in only a couple of sittings (very rare for me; something always interrupts me, whether it be one of my cats, a telemarketer or someone at the door). I must admit that it was one of the more unusual scripts that I’ve ever read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Sarah Jessica Parker loved the play so much that she starred in the Off-Broadway version.
Well, tomorrow evening at 7:30PM, Center Players is hosting the playreading of Sylvia, at no cost. Generally, we stage a reading and ask audience members to give us their view of the play: whether or not they think it’s good, worth our time and our patrons’ time, of value to the community, etc. Our playreadings are directed, rehearsed, and read by actors who know what they are doing. The actors have a great time and the audience enjoys it too.
On a totally different and unrelated note, Center Players recently learned that we have to move our props, flats, costumes and other assorted sundries from our current storage facility to a new one. We are looking for some donated space – approximately 20 x 30 feet large, in Freehold or nearby. If you know of such a space, please contact Center Players immediately! Much thanks!