The Goat, or
Who is Sylvia?

By Edward Albee
Director Marion Potts

    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.


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


    Cameron Goodall
    Victoria Longley
    Pip Miller
    William Zappa

    Production images by Heidrun Löhr


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