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The Goat or Who is Sylvia by Edward Albee

3 August 2018

Winner 2002 Tony Award for Best Play
Winner 2002 Drama desk Award for Outstanding Play
Finalist 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Small Mouth Sounds by Bess WohlCapital T presents

THE GOAT

or Who is Sylvia?

by Edward Albee

Directed by Mark Pickell

August 23-September 15

Thursday – Saturday at 8pm

Hyde Park Theatre    511 W 43rd St

The most provocative love story ever told…

Martin—a hugely successful architect who has just turned fifty—leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and gay teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters.

This shockingly funny play about marital infidelity and the devastation of a family from America’s great provocateur, Edward Albee is directed by Cap T artistic director Mark Pickell and features the talents of Austin All-Stars Robert Pierson, Rebecca Robinson, Tim Blackwood, and Preston Ruess.

Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes with no intermission

WARNING: THE GOAT contains provocative material

Running Time: 1 Hour 40 Minutes

Cast

Martin – Robert Pierson
Stevie – Rebecca Robinson
Ross – Tim Blackwood
Billy – Preston Ruess

Edward Albee – Playwright

Playwright Edward Albee’s early popular one-acts plays, including The Zoo Story (1959), established him as a critic of American values. He was best known for his first full-length play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962), a Tony Award-winning production which also became a 1966 film starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Albee received Pulitzer Prizes for A Delicate Balance (1966), Seascape (1972) and Three Tall Women (1994), among a host of other accolades.

After suffering a short illness, Albee died at his home in Montauk, New York, on September 16, 2016 at the age of 88. He was remembered as one of the foremost playwrights of his generation, known for his distinctive use of language while challenging audiences to examine the suffering caused by conventional, artificial social traditions. “He invented a new language — the first authentically new voice in theater since Tennessee Williams,” Terrence McNally told the Los Angeles Times after Albee’s death. “He created a sound world. He was a sculptor of words.”

The New York Times critic Ben Brantley once wrote about Albee’s contribution to the theater world: “Mr. Albee has unsparingly considered subjects outside the average theatergoer’s comfort zone: the capacity for sadism and violence within American society; the fluidness of human identity; the dangerous irrationality of sexual attraction and, always, the irrefutable presence of death.”

DIRECTIONS TO HYDE PARK THEATRE