JCCT season wrapping up with comedy ‘Sylvia’


Jackson County Community Theatre will present the final show of the 2021-22 season, the comedy “Sylvia,” on April 22, 23, 29 and 30 at Royal Off-the-Square Theatre in Brownstown.

All performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the theater, 121 W. Walnut St.

“Sylvia” tells the story of Greg and Kate, who have moved to Manhattan after 22 years of raising children in the suburbs. Greg’s career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate’s career as a public school English teacher is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park — or that has found him — bearing only the name Sylvia on her name tag.

A street-smart mixture of Labrador and poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. Sylvia offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for Greg’s 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.

This show is not recommended for young children due to language and adult themes.

Shawn Charlton will play the part of Greg. His wife, Kate, is played by Natalie Whan, and Sylvia is played by Kristina Charlton. The cast is rounded out by actor Duane Barnard, who plays three roles: Leslie, a marriage counselor; Phyllis, a friend of Kate; and Tom, a random person Greg meets while walking Sylvia in the park.

Paul Angle is directing the show, and Paul Keller is production manager.

Tickets are $12 for adults or $10 for students and senior citizens and may be purchased online at jcct.org, in person at Family Drug in Brownstown or Artistic Impressions in Seymour or by calling JCCT at 812-358-5228.

Season tickets for JCCT’s 53rd season (2022-23) will be available soon through jcct.org or by calling 812-358-5228. Those on the JCCT mailing list or the group’s email list will receive renewal information soon.

Anyone wishing to sign up for the JCCT email list may do so on the website or leave a phone message. Newsletters are sent out before each mainstage show, and reminder emails are sent prior to events such as auditions, workshops and upcoming productions.

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