University Theatre


“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”

– Shakespeare

In our 2018-19 theatre season, University of the Ozarks examines what it means to live life fully as part of the human experience. How do we embrace each journey we encounter and what do we discover about who we may become?

This season, our company would like to share with you stories that evolve as we each develop on the path of life – stories of first love, compromise, and discovery of what it means to be human. Each show this season, will bring to the stage characters from different points in their lives – the promising young woman, the newly married couple, and those re-navigating their purpose. We hope that each story we tell, will shed light on the journeys we embark on and share as we venture forward in the narrative of our lives.

Our Shows

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.

Learn more about University Theatre

For information about University of the Ozarks theatre, see information about the Theatre program online, or contact:

Professor Rebecca Bailey
Walton Assistant Professor of Theatre
168 Walton Fine Arts Center
479-979-1336
rbailey@ozarks.edu


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