About

Martin is a 50-year old, award-winning architect chosen to design a 27 billion-dollar dream city in the American Midwest. He and his wife Stevie and their 17 year-old son live in their art-filled uptown apartment. They’re at the top of the heap. 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. So who is Sylvia?

This Oedipus Rex for the modern world is from the legendary author of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Winner of the 2002 Tony Award for Best Play, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?  is a provocative and startling black comedy that questions the boundaries of love and the limits of desire.

With tour de force performances from William Zappa and Victoria Longley, this State Theatre Company production directed by Marion Potts had Adelaide ablaze when it premiered in August 2005.

A State Theatre of South Australia production.

Cast

Cameron Goodall
Victoria Longley
Pip Miller
William Zappa

Team

By Edward Albee
Director Marion Potts
Designer Gaelle Mellis
Lighting Designer Geoff Cobham
Music Stuart Day
Assistant Director Jack Sheridan

Reviews

The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? is an engaging and troubling work that repays close attention. Its challenge to prejudice, and the questions it raises about moral codes, fidelity, hypocrisy and love, resonate long after the play’s end.

Sydney Morning Herald

Zappa and Longley have produced some impressive work in recent years but there has surely been none better than this showcase of their versatility and acting range in two juicy roles.

The Daily Telegraph