‘The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?’ on stage Wednesday at Miners Foundry | TheUnion.com

‘The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?’ on stage Wednesday at Miners Foundry

Playwright Edward Albee, shown here in 1995, wrote "The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?"
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WHO: Sierra Stages and Miners Foundry present Theater By the Book: The Goat, Who is Sylvia?

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 19,, Doors 7 p.m, Show 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Miners Foundry Cultural Center, ‪325 Spring St., Nevada City

TICKETS: $10 Suggested Donation. Tickets available online at

‪www.minersfoundry.org‬‬, by phone at ‪(530) 265-5040‬‬, or in person at

Miners Foundry or Briar Patch Co-Op. This is a standing / dancing concert with limited seating available.

INFO: ‪(530) 265-5040‬‬ or ‪www.minersfoundry.org‬‬

Warning: The show contains adult subject matter and adult language.

Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry will present “The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Written by Edward Albee and directed by Robert Rossman, “The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?” is the next installment of Theater By The Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.

Albee, one of America’s great playwrights and the author of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, passed away last month at the age of 88. The three-time Pulitzer-prizing winning playwright helped establish the idea of ‘off-Broadway’ theatre. He wrote more than 30 plays, including “The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?” which won a Tony award and ran in New York for almost a year.

“I love its edginess and the dark humor,” says director Rossman. “It’s also an amazing script for actors — very meaty, so to speak.”

The play is a provocative and startling black comedy that questions the boundaries of love and the limits of desire. Martin, an award-winning architect, and his wife Stevie and their teenage son live an ideal life. But when Martin confides to his best friend that he is in love with Sylvia, he sets in motion events that threaten to destroy his family, his career, and leave his life in tatters.

Rossman plays Martin, Cathy Callas is Martin’s wife Stevie and Callas’s real life son Robin, will play their son Billie. Rounding out the cast is Stephen Wellman as Ross, Martin’s best friend.

“This play has a lot to say about many timely issues,” says Rossman. “You won’t believe what you are laughing at. I can’t wait to hear how the audience reacts and what they walk away with at the end.”

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