Los Angeles LGBT Center's THE GOAT OR, WHO IS SYLVIA? to Open 9/19

Los Angeles LGBT Center's THE GOAT OR, WHO IS SYLVIA? to Open 9/19

The Los Angeles LGBT Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center is set to present Edward Albee's The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia?, with opening set for Friday, September 19 at 8pm. (There will be two preview performances on September 17 and 18 at 8pm.) Directed by Ken Sawyer, the production will run through November 23.

The cast of The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia? will feature (in alphabetical order) Matt Kirkwood, Spencer Morrissey, Ann Noble, and Paul Witten. The set design is by Robert Selander, lighting design is by Matt Richter, costume design is by Paula Higgins, and sound design is by Ken Sawyer. Assistant director is Shaunessy Quinn, fight choreographer is Edgar Landa, and the stage manager is Kathleen Jaffe. The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia? is produced by Jon Imparato, artistic director of the Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center.

Winner of the 2002 Drama Desk and Tony Awards for Best Play and a 2003 Pulitzer Prize finalist, "The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia?" is the tale of a married, middle-aged architect, Martin, his wife Stevie, and their son Billy, whose lives crumble when Martin falls in love with a goat. The play focuses on the limits of an ostensibly liberal society, challenging audience members to question their own morality and the way in which we choose to maintain humanity and dignity when taken to the brink of extreme chaos.

Said Jon Imparato, artistic director of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center, "I've been haunted by this play ever since I saw it on Broadway more than a decade ago. It is without question Albee's most daring, brave, and thought-provoking work. We are honored that Mr. Albee has allowed the Center to produce this play."

Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. Today, its health center, shelters, performance stages, and classrooms serve more LGBT people than any other organization in the world. The Center is an unstoppable force in the community's fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world - a world in which LGBT people can be healthy, equal, and complete members of society. For more, visit atwww.lagaycenter.org.

There will be two preview performances of The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia? on Wednesday, September 17 and Thursday, September 18 at 8pm. Opening is set for Friday, September 19 at 8pm. The engagement will run through November 23 with performances on Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 7pm. Preview seats are $20 and admission for regular performances is $30. [All tickets purchased online before August 19 receive a $5 discount.] Tickets are available online at www.lalgbtcenter.org/theatre, or by calling (323) 860-7300.

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