A Play to Benefit Hood River Adopt A Dog & Helping Hands Women’s Shelter

Plays for Non-Profits is pleased to announce the fall production of Sylvia, a two-act comedy.

The play by A.R. Gurney stars Dana Tickner in the title role. She is a lively dog adopted by a middle-aged, empty-nester NYC couple played by David Dye and Eden McGrew. Of course, Sylvia turns their lives upside down and creates comedic chaos for well-meaning supporting characters—all played by Jesse Harkin.

Deb Currier, a Professor of Theatre Arts at Western Washington University, directs the show and is excited about bringing it to Gorge audiences: "What a treat it is to direct such a fun, warm-hearted comedy with talented actors and community members I haven't worked with before. I am also thrilled to be directing a show that benefits such great non-profits whose causes are close to my heart."

Lynda Dallman, in her thirteenth year as producer of Plays for Non Profits, is especially pleased that two local non-profits will share in the proceeds from the show. “It’s wonderful when organizations like Helping Hands Against Violence and Adopt a Dog can provide shelter and services for people and pets when they need them the most. I am so grateful for their work in our communities and also want to thank our sponsors, Celilo and Hood River Public Storage & Cascade Pet Camp for their financial support of the production.”

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students (13-17) and available at Waucoma Books in Hood River, Klindt’s Bookstore in The Dalles, on line at www.showtix4u.com and at the CCA door 30 minutes before each performance All performances are at Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Avenue in Hood River. Evening shows on September 6,7,13,14 start at 7:30pm and matinees in September 8,15 start at 1:30pm. The show is rated PG-13 for adult language.

Sylvia is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.


About Plays for Non-profits

Plays for Non-Profits produces plays in the Columbia River Gorge to benefit local area non-profits.

About Hood River Adopt a Dog

Hood River Adopt A Dog is the local non-profit organization that cares for shelter dogs at the Hukari Animal Shelter in Odell, Oregon. Our many foster homes help care for dogs outside the shelter.

Our small staff and our amazing group of volunteers of Adopt A Dog are at the shelter each day providing care, food, exercise and attention. Additionally, for dogs in the adoption program, AAD teaches basic manners, places them in foster homes when possible and provides veterinary care – including vaccinations and transport to local clinics for spay/neuter surgery and for other needed urgent


  • Occurred Sunday, September 15th, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
  • Occurred Sunday, September 8th, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
  • Starting Friday, September 6th, 2019, repeated every day until Saturday, September 07, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
  • Starting Friday, September 13th, 2019, repeated every day until Saturday, September 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm


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