by Sylvia Davenport-Veith
- PHYLLIS LYNX: 58ish. She is a woman
determined to make illusions her reality.
- CONRAD LYNX: 30. As Phyllis'
husband, he is a hunk and an expert on the subject of desire.
Everything is set perfectly for an anniversary celebration in this beautiful
penthouse suite on a luxury ocean liner about to set sail. Phyllis Lynx
enters with presents, letting her fur coat drop to the floor. She is
reluctantly followed by her husband, Conrad. Their May/December marriage is
obviously on the rocks, and it is clear that Conrad is ready to bolt. But
Phyllis has other plans. So… just exactly what is in those packages? The
moment Conrad opens them, everything will change.
The present. A cruise ship penthouse.
the age of ten, Sylvia was cast as the Widow Douglas in a children's theatre
production of Tom Sawyer. After she stopped weeping over failing to land the
part of Becky Thatcher, Sylvia discovered the fantastic bonanza that comes
with character roles. She also never forgot the electric excitement pulsing
through the cast as each child waited to step on stage for the first time.
Many years have passed since that long ago debut, but nothing has diminished
Sylvia's love of theatre. After earning a BFA in Theatre (High Honors) and
M.Ed. in English Education from the University of Florida, Sylvia relocated
to Atlanta, Georgia where she continued to appear on stage at a variety of
theatres. Additionally, she taught classes and directed plays of all genres
for the Shiloh High School Theatre Department (a.k.a. Shiloh Onstage) in
Snellville, Georgia. Sylvia directed her own play, Prom Night, for
Shiloh Onstage in 2006. She is thrilled the play won Second Place in the
2008 Beverly Hills Theatre Guild Marilyn Hall Playwriting for Youth
Competition. Other plays by Sylvia include: Grandmothers' Gifts (to
be presented at The Bonderman Symposium Playwright Slam at the Indiana
Repertory Company in March 2009); and
A Snowy Night In Iowa
(selected by Process Theatre for its annual Read-a-Thon in November 2008).
Sylvia is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America; The American
Screenwriter's Association; The American Alliance for Theatre and Education;
and Working Title Playwrights.
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