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From the Director

Dear Friends,

We are blessed to have creatures like dogs around us.

They can easily change our mood—from grumpy to light-hearted.  Even on a bad day, they wait for us to sit with them, or go on a walk.  They teach us about unconditional love, and what it means to be in the present, moment to moment.  They are gifts to us, especially when they remind us to feed them or take them out, putting us in touch with our humanity, interrupting our own busy-ness.  Dogs become an invitation to live outside of ourselves, and to enjoy the world around us.

“Because of the dog’s joyfulness, our own is increased. It is no small gift. It is not the least reason why we should honor as well as love the dog of our own life, and the dog down the street, and all the dogs not yet born. What would the world be like without music or rivers or the green and tender grass? What would this world be like without dogs?”—Mary Oliver, Dog Songs

This past June, A.R. Gurney died.   Along with much of the world, we are sad to have lost a favorite playwright of Elements Theatre Company. We have experienced Gurney’s view of life through the The Dining Room and, now, in the world of Sylvia.  We thank you, Mr. Gurney, for leaving behind these riches of your heart and imagination.

Enjoy the show,