In its upcoming comedy, “Sylvia,” the University of Louisville’s Department of Theatre Arts will tackle all the drama that comes when a husband brings home a new puppy without his wife’s knowledge.

“Sylvia,” by playwright A.R. Gurney, is directed by UofL assistant professor Daniel Hill and will be performed Feb. 26 – March 2 at the Thrust Theatre, 2314 S. Floyd St.

The plot revolves around a husband’s decision to bring home Sylvia the dog (played by an actor) much to the dismay of his wife. The husband and dog become great companions, while the wife deeply dislikes everything about the canine. The couple struggles to find a compromise in this heartwarming, fast-paced modern comedy.

“This is a play that teaches us new meanings of the word love and shows the challenges people face with relationships, careers, and finding themselves,” Hill said.  “Whether you have ever hated your job, been in a relationship, or wondered what your pet was thinking – this play has something for everyone.”

Tickets for “Sylvia” are $15 for the general public and $12 for faculty, staff, students and senior citizens.

For tickets and information, call 502-852-6814 or visit


Erica Walsh
Erica Walsh is the senior marketing manager in the Office of Communications and Marketing where she manages the UofL Magazine and the President’s Report and contributes to the university’s branding and advertising efforts. Walsh joined UofL in 2014 after previously serving as the public relations specialist at Indiana University Southeast for seven years. Prior to her career in higher education communications, she was a reporter at The News-Enterprise in Elizabethtown, Ky.