Every year Garfield Thespians goes to the state Thespian Festival, held in Bellingham or Ellensburg in alternating years. This year’s festival will be March 16-18 on the campus of Central Washington University in Ellensburg.
We need parent chaperones to accompany the students. Parents who’ve gone in the past can tell you it’s a really good time! Please contact Mr. Hawk ASAP if you are available to chaperone.
At the three-day/two-night festival, students attend workshops and performances with other theatre students from across the state. Our students usually perform several one-act plays, and the highlight — a “work-in-progress” performance of several numbers from the musical. There’s no better audience than an entire room of theatre people! The cost to attend is about $200, with scholarships available for any student who needs one.
Welcome back to Garfield Theatre and another year of fantastic shows! Our first Main Stage Production of the year is Sylvia, a hit Broadway comedy by A.J. Gurney.
Dates & time: October 27-29, November 3-5, all shows 7PM
Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students & seniors, available online in advance or at the box office day of show
Parental Guidance: adult language and themes
THE STORY: Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two 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 in the park—or that has found him—bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. And Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn’t understand the relationship between man and dog. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.
A modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog.