A man bringing home a dog doesn’t sound like such a big deal – unless the dog is Sylvia, and unless the man’s wife isn’t particularly happy about the new arrangement.

A.R. Gurney’s acclaimed play “Sylvia” opened off-Broadway in 1995 and received award nominations for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Actress in a Play and Outstanding Costume Design.

Angelina College Theater will bring the play – and the dog – to life in a three-night performance running Thursday-Saturday, February 27-29 at Temple Theater. All shows start at 7:30 p.m.

Set in modern-day New York City, “Sylvia” is the story of a married couple finding their lives – and relationship – shredded like a couch cushion because of an adopted dog, prompting TheaterMania to call the play “drop-dead funny” with “an undercurrent of melancholy.”

The play contains mild adult themes.

Cast and crew members are as follows:

The cast of “Sylvia” poses during a recent rehearsal. Angelina College Theater will present the A.R. Gurney play from Feb. 27-29 at Temple Theater on the Angelina College campus. Pictured are (sitting, L-R) Jade Wilson, Cedric Carson, Jr., Lindsey Dobbins, Davon Oliver and Michael’a Langston; and (standing) Alyssa Moss. (Gary Stallard/AC News Service)

Cast: Lindsey Dobbins (Sylvia); Davon Oliver (Greg); Michael’a Langston (Kate); Cedric Carson (Tom); Alyssa Moss (Phyllis); and Jade Wilson (Leslie).

Crew: Andrew Reed (Director, Master Carpenter); Meredith Taylor (Production/Technical Manager, Scenic and Projection Designer); Tari Dean (Stage Manager); Lindsey Dobbins (Light Designer, Costume Assistant); Jamie Hill (Master Electrician); Tyler Arnold (Sound Designer); Alana Meshell (Costume Designer); Jade Wilson (Costume Assistant); Alyssa Moss (Properties Manager); Cynthia Hughes (A1 Sound Operator); Cody Carter (Light Board Operator); Nicholos Trusclair (Projection Operator); and River Delcambre (Run Crew).

Tickets for all performances are free.

For further information, call 936-633-5233. For interview requests, please contact Andrew Reed at areed@angelina.edu.

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Sports Information Director Gary Stallard, who also serves as a Liberal Arts Instructor, begins his eleventh season with Angelina College. Following a career as a U.S. Marine, Stallard completed his bachelor’s degree at Stephen F. Austin University, where he majored in English and Journalism. For more than 16 years, he has worked as a sports writer/columnist/photographer for the Lufkin Daily News; he continues to contribute free-lance articles on occasion. Stallard has won several awards for writing, including the Golden Hoops Award for basketball writing in 2003, Regional Sports Writer of the Year in 2004, and the Texas Press Association’s first-place award for column writing in 2007 and in 2014. He has also done basketball, football and baseball radio and live streaming play-by- play and color commentary for an ESPN affiliate. Currently Stallard serves as play-by-play broadcaster for AC basketball, baseball and softball games. Prior to arriving at Angelina College, Stallard taught English at Lufkin High School for four years. He currently teaches Developmental Writing classes at AC. He and his wife Susan live in Lufkin.