Tuesday, February 9, 2016


Theatre: The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?

By Edward Albee


Located: CSN Cheyenne Campus

Contact: CSN Performing Arts Center


      Edward Albee’s successful Broadway comedy “The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?” which turned heads because of its subject matter, will be staged by the College of Southern Nevada’s Department of Fine Arts. Performances are April 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. and April 19 and 26 at 2 p.m. in the BackStage Theatre on the Cheyenne Campus. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. For reservations, call 651-LIVE (5483).
        The recipient of the 2002 Tony Award for Best Play, Albee’s play is the tale of a family in crisis as a married, middle-aged architect has an affair with…Sylvia, a goat.
      “In a city that has set arbitrary boundaries on what is tolerated and what is not, “ says director Erica Griffin, “a production like this is a valuable examination of how one man’s decision to experience a taboo love can completely destroy everything in his life. This brilliantly written dark comedy asks, in short, what is the nature of love? And what is the limit of your own tolerance?”
       The dynamic cast of four includes Ken Kucan as architect Martin, Susan Lowe as his wife Stevie, Ian Comanse as their 18-year old son Billy, and Bobby Rogers as family friend Ross.
       This marks Griffin’s first time directing at CSN, but she’s been active in the Las Vegas theatre scene as a playwright, actor and director since 2002. She holds a BFA in acting and directing and is currently a resident playwright at the Katherine Gianaclis Park for the Arts.
      CSN professor and theatre producer Joe Hammond says, “Theatre makes you think!--and ‘The Goat’ is a fitting season finale that will truly challenge our audiences as they grapple with the tough questions being asked by this playwright.”
      The CSN Performing Arts Center, providing quality artistic, cultural, educational, and entertainment opportunities for the college and the community, is located at 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave.
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