A very special thank you and congratulations to the Rubicon Theatre on Saturday nights successful opening of the play Sylvia! Rubicon Theatre not only collected donations for the shelter but also invited the HSVC staff to do a presentation on our services and provide materials on animal rescue throughout ventura County.
Humane Officer Kendra Winwood and Director of Community Outreach Greg Cooper, spoke to the audience prior to the show about animal welfare in our community and later staffed an information table at their opening night after party at the Ventura Beach Marriott.
Sylvia, a comedic play about the relationship between humans and dogs, will be paying at the Rubicon Theatre in Ventura through May 7th. Please see below for details!
The dog days of summer arrive early this year, as Rubicon Theatre Company presents a contemporary updating of the 1995 comedy SYLVIA, a howlingly funny canine comedy by Drama Desk, Obie and Lortel Award-winner A.R. Gurney (Love Letters, The Dining Room). Considered a comic masterpiece, this hilarious and heartwarming comedy follows a love triangle that forms between empty-nesters Greg and Kate (Kevin Symons and Stasha Surdyke) and an adorable mutt named Sylvia (Ashley Fox Linton). Greg discovers Sylvia on a visit to Central Park and brings her home without asking for Kate’s consent, causing friction in their marriage. Greg and Kate confer with friends, strangers and therapists (all played by HBO’s “Deadwood” Larry Cedar), and ultimately Greg must make a difficult choice. Ovation Award-winning director Stephanie Coltrin has set the play in 2017 in multiple locations in New York City which will be effected by an automated turntable and projections designed by Mike Billings. SYLVIA speaks to our desire for unconditional love and our need to connect on a deeper level in an increasingly fast-paced and complicated world. The play offers insights into the nature of love, marriage, jealousy, and, of course, dogs. SYLVIA opens in Ventura on Saturday, April 22 at 7 p.m., followed by a post-show party with cast, crew and local VIPs. Low-priced previews are April 19-21. The show runs Wednesdays through Sundays through May 7, 2017.
April 19-May 7, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 7 p.m. ($30)
Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 8 p.m. and Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8 p.m. ($35)
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 7 p.m. ($99)
Regular Performance Times and Prices
Wednesdays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. ($50) (Talkbacks follow all Wednesday evening shows except the April 19 Previews.)
Thursdays at 8 p.m. ($55)
Fridays at 8 p.m. ($50)
Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. ($55)
Sundays at 2 p.m. ($55)
Rubicon Theatre Company
Ventura's Downtown Cultural District
1006 E. Main St. Ventura, CA 93001
Ticket Range: $30 - $55 ($99 for opening night including post-show party)
Prices above do not include a $4 ticket service fee
Discounts Available for Groups of 10+
Discounts for Seniors 65 and over, Students, Teachers and active Military available
Box Office (for single and group tickets): 805.667.2900