Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre presents 'Sylvia' at CCBC Essex, June 15-30

May 22, 2019 | by Hope H. Davis | 443.840.5053 (office) | 410.971.5560 (cell)

(Baltimore County, Md.) – Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre, in residence at CCBC Essex, will perform Sylvia by American playwright and novelist A. R. Gurney, June 15-30. All performances will be held at the Robert and Eleanor Romadka College Center, Cabaret Theatre at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard.

This modern romantic comedy about marriage and a dog follows Greg and Kate, who have moved to Manhattan after 22 years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg's career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate's career as a public-school English teacher is beginning to offer her more opportunities.

Greg brings home a dog he found–or that has found him—in the park. Bearing the name “Sylvia” on her name tag, this street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. Sylvia is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc., New York.

Sylvia Performance Schedule
  • June 15 at 8 p.m.
  • June 16 at 3 p.m.
  • June 21, 22 at 8 p.m.
  • June 23 at 3 p.m.
  • June 28, 29 at 8 p.m.
  • June 30 at 3 p.m.

Robert W. Oppel will direct the Cockpit in Court cast of actors, which includes Troy Hopper, Tammy Oppel, Allison Comotto and Matt Wetzel.

Tickets are $17 for adults and $15 for seniors (age 60+), and are available at the CCBC Box Office at 443.840.ARTS (2787) or online at A group rate of $13 per ticket is available for parties of 20 or more. 

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