Canine Comedy “Sylvia” Will Leave You Salivating For More
I canâ€™t remember the last time when Iâ€™ve sat in front of a foul-mouthed dog, spewing expletives after expletives, all while Iâ€™m trying not explode out of laughter â€“ and, no, it wasnâ€™t Beary complaining about his Sweet Potato & Fish Formula Treats. Allow me to set the premise for a play: Sylvia, a Lab/Poodle mix acted by a human, is disrupting â€œthe delicate balance of [Greg and Kateâ€™s] marriage and becomes a rival for Gregâ€™s affection.â€ Essentially, what youâ€™re watching is Sylviaâ€™s wonderful canine world translated into the human language with a profane and yet clever script of what itâ€™s like to be a dog.
I knew Iâ€™d love this play as soon as Sylvia, acted by Tate Hanyok, started â€œbarking,â€ which translated into a loud â€œHey! Hey! Hey!â€ Hanyok displayed all the mannerisms of your average dog dead-on, from the prissiness after a fresh groom to the hormonally-crazed teenage behavior when she was â€œin heat.â€Â The four-person cast also includes Jamies Jones, Michael Stevenson and David Pierini who has several roles in the comedic play. I donâ€™t want to give too much away, so suffice to say that if you live the Sacramento area, you need to check out the play before August 3 at the B Street Theatre! Itâ€™ll probably the best two hours spent throughout your work week.