Play Raises Funds for Alameda Food Bank

Come out next month and enjoy the play Sylvia at the West End’s Healing Garden. Ticket proceeds will benefit Alameda Food Bank.
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Play Raises Funds for Alameda Food Bank

Gene Kahane

A new theater group has formed in Alameda — The Food Bank Players — and their first project is A. R. Gurney’s dog comedy, Sylvia. Performances will take place at 4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays Sept. 4, 5, 11 and 12, in The Healing Garden on Webster Street at Taylor Avenue.

Working with the West End Arts District, Sylvia will be a fundraiser play benefitting The Alameda Food Bank. Admission is free but donations will be solicited to support the work of the food bank to help those in need. Local musicians will perform prior to each show, from 3 to 3:45 p.m. Eating and drinking is permitted in The Healing Garden. Register for tickets at:

Sylvia is the story of Greg, a man going through mid-life questioning, who finds and brings home a dog who becomes the other woman in his marriage to Kate. As Greg and Sylvia grow closer, from late night walks to adventures at the dog park, Greg begins to see the world and his life in a new way.

Sylvia is charming, thoughtful, feisty and funny. To learn more, contact Gene Kahane at