Goshen Players
Goshen Players, Inc.
PO Box 63
Goshen, CT 06756
Day: 860.496.4277
Box Office/Theatre: 860.491.9988

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GOSHEN PLAYERS PRESENTS "SYLVIA"
Man's Best Friend, or Wife's Worst Enemy?
June 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 8:00 pm
and on June 18 and 25 at 3:00 pm
Goshen Players, Inc. will present their summer production, "Sylvia" by A.R. Gurney at Old Goshen Town Hall at 2 North Street, at the Rotary junction of Routes 4 and 63, Goshen, CT for six performances over two weekends starting June 16, 2017.

 "Sylvia" is a heartwarming comedy set in Manhattan. Empty nesters Greg and Kate have just moved back to the city after twenty-two years in the suburbs. When Greg comes home with Sylvia, a street-smart lab/poodle mix, the bonds of marriage and the bonds of man and dog are put to the test.

The five actors bringing this play to life are, Kate Buffone, Scott Stanchfield of Torrington, Cathy Quirk, Chuck Stango of Middlebury and Eileen Epperson of Salisbury. They are directed by talented theatre veteran John Ozerhoski of Torrington, with Colleen Renzullo acting as stage manager.

Man's best friend, Sylvia, is brought to life by Kate Buffone. She has had recent roles as Claire in "Rumors" at the Landmark Community Theatre, Veronica in "God of Carnage" at Desultory Theatre Club and Babe in "Crimes of the Heart" at the Phoenix Stage Company.

Torrington resident Scott Stanchfield brings Greg to life in this production. No stranger to local theatre, Stanchfield has been seen playing Nunzio Cristano in "Over the River and Through the Woods" on the Warner Theatre stage, as well as Andy in "Greetings" and Tito Merelli in "Lend Me a Tenor" on the Goshen stage. Most recently, he could be heard playing Keyboard in the Orchestra for "First Date."

Greg's wife, Kate, is played by Catherine Thoben-Quirk of West Hartford. Quirk is very involved in local theatre. Some of her most recent roles include Millicent Winters in "Nice Work if You Can Get it" and Beatrice Carbone in "View From the Bridge" at the Warner Theatre, as well as Vi Moore in "Footloose" at the Landmark Community Theatre.

Chuck Stango of Middlebury brings to life the characters of Tom and Leslie. Stango has recently been seen playing Male Authority Figure in "Hairspray" and Norbert in "The Happy Elf" at the Landmark Community Theatre as well as Mr. Carney in "A Man of No Importance"  at the Phoenix Stage Company and Herbie in "Gypsy" at the Two Planks Theatre Company.

Eileen Epperson of Salisbury plays Kate's eccentric friend, Phyllis Cutler. Epperson was last seen on the Goshen Players' stage as Ouiser in "Steel Magnolias". She has also recently been seen as Cornelia in "The Carpetbagger's Children" and Ursula in "The Oldest Profession" at the Aglet Theatre.

"Sylvia" will be presented on June 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th at 8:00 pm and on June 18th and 25th at 3:00 pm. All tickets for cabaret style seating are reserved and cost $22. Tickets can be purchased at www.goshenplayers.org or by calling the Box Office at 860.491.9988 and leaving a message for call back. Early reservations are recommended as Cabaret Seating is limited.
 This production is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

GOSHEN PLAYERS ANNOUNCES CAST OF "SYLVIA"
This ensemble cast of five will have you howling with laughter.
Goshen Players, Inc. has cast roles for their summer production, "Sylvia." The show, directed by Torrington resident John Ozerhoski, opens on June 16th, 2017 for six performances over two weekends.

The play, written by A.R. Gurney, introduces us to empty nesters Greg and Kate, who have moved back to Manhattan after twenty-two years in the suburbs. As Kate tells Greg: "The dog phase of my life is definitely over." But life has a way of giving you what you think you don't want. Greg finds Sylvia, a street-smart lab/poodle mix, and brings her home. She promptly becomes a bone of contention between Greg and Kate, testing their marriage to hilarious and touching effect.

Man's best friend, Sylvia, is brought to life by Kate Buffone. She has had recent roles as Claire in "Rumors" at the Landmark Community Theatre, Veronica in "God of Carnage" at Desultory Theatre Club and Babe in "Crimes of the Heart" at the Phoenix Stage Company.

Torrington resident Scott Stanchfield brings Greg to life in this production. No stranger to local theatre, Stanchfield has been seen playing Nunzio Cristano in "Over the River and Through the Woods" on the Warner Theatre stage, as well as Andy in "Greetings" and Tito Merelli in "Lend Me a Tenor" on the Goshen stage. Most recently, he could be heard playing Keyboard in the Orchestra for "First Date."

Greg's wife, Kate, is played by Catherine Thoben-Quirk of West Hartford. Quirk is very involved in local theatre. Some of her most recent roles include Millicent Winters in "Nice Work if You Can Get it" and Beatrice Carbone in "View From the Bridge" at the Warner Theatre, as well as Vi Moore in "Footloose" at the Landmark Community Theatre.

Chuck Stango of Middlebury brings to life the characters of Tom and Leslie. Stango has recently been seen playing Male Authority Figure in "Hairspray" and Norbert in "The Happy Elf" at the Landmark Community Theatre as well as Mr. Carney in "A Man of No Importance"  at the Phoenix Stage Company and Herbie in "Gypsy" at the Two Planks Theatre Company.

Eileen Epperson of Salisbury plays Kate's eccentric friend, Phyllis Cutler. Epperson was last seen on the Goshen Players' stage as Ouiser in "Steel Magnolias". She has also recently been seen as Cornelia in "The Carpetbagger's Children" and Ursula in "The Oldest Profession" at the Aglet Theatre.

This talented and compelling cast is directed by Theatre veteran and local Radio personality John Ozerhoski of Torrington.
 Ozerhoski has been an active part of the local community theatre scene for 20 years and has starred in many productions across the state of Connecticut. Over the last two years he has directed many one-act plays for local festivals, and was most recently involved with The Goshen Players as the Assistant Director for "First Date." The rest of his time is devoted to his two children, Hadley and Ilaria.

"Sylvia" will be presented on June 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th at 8:00 pm and on June 18th and 25th at 3:00 pm. All tickets for cabaret style seating are reserved and cost $22. Tickets can be purchased at www.goshenplayers.org or by calling the Box Office at 860.491.9988 and leaving a message for call back. Early reservations are recommended as Cabaret Seating is limited.
 This production is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

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Goshen Players, Inc. is a 501©3 not-for-profit
organization based in Goshen, CT.

They have presented quality musicals in the Old Goshen Town Hall
annually since 1949, expanding their season to include straight plays in 2005.

The venue for their productions, the Old Goshen Town Hall,
was purchased from the town in 2004.
Major updates and renovations to that space continue.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Goshen Players, Inc.
PO Box 63
Goshen, CT 06756
Day: 860.496.4277
Box Office/Theatre: 860.491.9988