Who is Sylvia?

Monday, 10 February 2014

Launceston based theatre company, CentrStage is bringing the award winning production, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? to Burnie, at the Arts & Function Centre on Friday 14 February and Saturday 15 February at 8pm.

The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? tells the story of Martin who is a hugely successful architect. He is happily married to Stevie and has a nineteen year old son, Billy. Martin has just turned forty-five, won a very prestigious architectural prize and been selected to design “The World City”. He is having quite the week. This all changes suddenly when he admits to his best friend Ross that he is having an affair with Sylvia.

Sylvia is a goat.

Deputy Mayor Sandra French said, “Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? is a grand parody of the classic mid-life crisis in an upper middle class society; a most absurd but at the same time heart wrenchingly real account of family trauma and above all, love.”

The play is the Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Best New Play 2002, Tony Award for Best Play 2002, Pulitzer Prize for Drama 2003 and Helpmann Award for Best Play 2006.

Burnie Arts & Function Centre Director, Geoff Dobson said, “CentrStage presents intimate theatre performances that are lively, diverse, sometimes provocative, but always entertaining.

“I am excited to be able to bring this production to Burnie. I believe this production will challenge our audiences. It has controversial themes and is not for those who are easily offended. This is high quality, real theatre that will have everyone talking after the show.”

CentrStage will also be conducting an acting and vocal workshop on Friday 14 February at 2pm. The workshops are only $5 per person. Limited spaces, bookings are essential. To book or for further information please call the box office on 6430 5850. 

Workshops are supported by the arts UNEARTHED program. The arts UNEARTHED program, in partnership with MMG is a program that provides access to quality arts experiences for the community through audience development activities, workshops and opportunities to exhibit and perform.

For ticket information, please contact the box office 6430 5850 (Mon - Fri. 9am - 5pm) or visit www.burniearts.net

Please note that this play contains themes that some people may find disturbing and contains strong coarse language.

For further information please contact

Libby Dobson
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728

Email: ldobson@burnie.net