Sylvia by A.R. Gurney. Directed by Larry Baldacci. 2 p.m. Doors open at 1:45 p.m. Free. www.freereaders.com. In A. R. Gurney's Sylvia, directed by Free Readers Ensemble member Larry Baldacci, Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. One day Greg brings home a dog he found in the park%u2014or that has found him%u2014bearing only the name "Sylvia" on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, the dog becomes a genuine rival for Greg's affection and the marriage is put in serious jeopardy.
2 p.m. Doors open at 1:45 p.m. Free. www.freereaders.com. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Jeffrey Hatcher from the novella "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson. Directed by David Krajecki.