Two Muses' 'Sylvia' Opens at Barnes & Noble June 8
Via Two Muses Theatre —
Friday marks opening night for theatre fans to see a local show and help the Michigan Humane Society.
West Bloomfield, Mich.-based Two Muses Theatre, a nonprofit, professional theatre is opening Sylvia by A.R. Gurney, a modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog.
Contributions to benefit the Humane Society will take place at the online box office and the theatre before the show.
The show will be performed on Friday and Saturday evenings from June 8-July 1, as well as Sunday matinees. There will be one Saturday matine e on June 9 and no Sunday matinee on June 10. Two Muses Theatre performs in the 160-seat theatre inside the Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 6800 Orchard Lake Rd., West Bloomfield (south of Maple).
Directed by Two Muses co-founder, Diane Hill, the show features Two Muses co- founder, Barbie Weisserman, as Sylvia, the dog. Weisserman played the role many years ago with the Farmington Players. “I was a puppy of sorts when I played the role before,” said Weisserman. “Now I have a more mature understanding of the special relationships that dogs have with their owners.”
Director Hill, adds: “I love this show, because we all talk to our pets, and we believe they are communicating back, but in this show, you actually get to hear what the dog has to say.”
In addition to Weisserman (Farmington Hills), the cast features John DeMerell (Walled Lake) as Greg, Nancy Cooper (Farmington) as Kate, Joshua Brown (Brownstown) as Tom, Maggie Gilkes (Farmington Hills) as Leslie and Jan Cartwright (Novi) as Phyllis.
Two Muses partners with the Michigan Humane Society on this production to raise funds and adoption awareness for the organization. The support of Two Muses Theatre ticket buyers helps the Humane Society to continue providing medical care and advocating for the welfare of all kinds of animals.
Advance tickets are available for $18 for adults and $15 for students and senior citizens, and can be purchased at twomusestheatre.org or by calling 248.850.9919. Tickets can be purchased at the door for an additional $2 and doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Two Muses Theatre performs in the Barnes and Noble Booksellers Theatre Space with general admission seating. House opens 30 minutes prior to performance. Enter the bookstore and the theatre is on the left.
Dinner Packages at the No.VI Chophouse in Novi are available before all evening performances and after matinee performances for Two Muses Theatre ticketholders. For more information, call 248.850-9919.
To purchase advance tickets or for more information, visit twomusestheatre.org or call 248-850-9919.