ODU Panther Players Present “Sylvia” Nov. 8-16



Columbus, OH Ohio Dominican University’s (ODU’s) student theatre group, Panther Players, will perform A.R. Gurney’s “Sylvia” on select dates from Nov. 8-16. The performances will be offered in the Matesich Theatre, located in Erskine Hall on ODU’s main campus, 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, 43219. 

General admission is $8 and children under five will be admitted free. Free parking is available in the Gold lot, located west of Sunbury Road. 

“Sylvia” will be presented on the following dates: 

  • Friday, Nov. 8 & 15 at 7 p.m. 
  • Saturday, Nov. 9 & 16 at 7 p.m. 
  • Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. 

Play Synopsis 

Middle-aged and empty-nester couple Greg and Kate has moved to Manhattan after many years of child-rearing 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 bearing the name "Sylvia" on her tag. Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. To Greg, Sylvia becomes an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. 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. 


Sylvia – Andrea Haller 

Greg – Justin Parrett 

Kate – Nola Colegrove 

Tom/Phyllis/Leslie – Sky Sharma 

Sylvia (understudy) – Carrie Ghiloni 

Greg (understudy) – T.J. Hill 

Tom/Phyllis/Leslie (understudy) – Zack Lawson 

Director – Christopher Monteiro 

Assistant Director – Ryleigh Kirby 

Stage Manager – Bernadette Gallant 

Assistant Stage Manager – Cris Torres 

Panther Players is a student organization of Ohio Dominican where participants enhance their communication and acting skills. Students have the opportunity to act, direct and build set designs for various productions. 

Ohio Dominican University is a comprehensive four-year, private, liberal arts and master’s institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic Dominican tradition. The University has approximately 2,600 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 43 majors as well as nine graduate degree programs. Ohio Dominican uses a student-centered approach, with a commitment to quality teaching and learning.