Mosaic Stage Company to perform “Sylvia”

Staff Report

November 22, 2013

The Olde Towne Jefferson Business Association and Mosaic Theatre Company will host be hosting the play “Sylvia” this weekend at the Ashe Civic Center.

“The play is about an empty-nest couple and the husband brings home a dog,” said Ramona Renfroe, who plays the role of Kate. “The wife does not want the dog. That’s the main gist of it.”

The dog is a mix of a golden retriever and a French Poodle. The play was written by A.J. Gurney, who is also known for other plays including “Sweet Sue” and “Love Letters.”

Set in 1990s New York, Greg (Gilley Macknee) finds a dog named Sylvia (Stacy Maye) while walking through a park. Greg brings the dog back to his wife Kate.

Also in the play is Chris Watson, who will be playing three characters: Phyllis, Leslie and Tom.

“(The play) is family friendly,” Renfroe said. “We went through and made sure of that, so it’s a lot of fun for the whole family.”

The play originally opened on Broadway in 1995 and is now coming to Ashe County.

On Friday, Nov. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 23 showings will occur at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, a matinee showing will take place at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $5 for students and senior citizens. For more information, or to buy tickets online, go to