Seattle, get ready for a goat called Sylvia.
ACT Theatre is the first regional theatre to announce a production of Edward Albee's The Goat or Who Is Sylvia, the 2002 Tony Award-winning play about the marital discord an interspecific affair causes between a lovelorn architect and his passionate wife. The Goat, to be directed by Warner Snook (an Albee vet with Three Tall Women and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), will play ACT in spring, 2003.
The Goat continues on Broadway with Bill Irwin and Sally Field in the lead roles. The play, Albee's first on Broadway since the early 1980's, won a Tony for Best Play and a nomination for Best Actress for original star Mercedes Ruehl.
The rest of the 2003 ACT season will be announced when a new artistic director is hired. The company will next feature a revised version of the musical The Education of Randy Newman, playing Oct. 24-Dec. 1. For more information on the company, visit http://www.acttheatre.org.
— By Christine Ehren