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Interrobang Theatre Project has announced the cast and design team for the first show of its 2018-19 season, THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA? by Edward Albee directed by Co-Artistic Director James Yost.
The production will feature ensemble member Elana Elyce with Tom Jansson, Ryan Liddell and Armando Reyes.
Pictured (l-r): Elana Elyce, Tom Jansson, Ryan Liddell and Armando Reyes.
The design team includes Kerry Lee Chipman (scenic design), Melissa Perkins (costume design), Richie Vavrina (lighting design), Erik Siegling (sound design), Melanie Hatch (props design), Claire Yearman (fight choreography), Jyreika Guest (assistant director), Brian Sprague (technical director) and Nick Plakas (production stage manager).
Launching Interrobang’s ninth season, exploring “identity/crisis,” THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA? focuses on Martin, an accomplished architect living the American dream, his loving wife, and devoted son. But an explosive revelation threatens to destroy everything he has built, and forces Martin to reconcile the man the world has come to know with the man that he has come to be.
“The Goat, one of Albee’s most controversial, witty, and profound plays, is an engaging look at love vs. lust,” comments Yost. “I have always been drawn to Albee’s candid, absurdist style and his lyrical writing. Like many of his works, this play explores what we as a society deem acceptable when it comes to sexual predilections. It resonates today as many continue to argue (and fight for) what we believe should be socially and morally acceptable. Albee presents a raw tale of a man whose secret affair is about to be unearthed.”
THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA? will play September 7 – October 6, 2018 at Interrobang’s new resident home, Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge Ave. in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood. For more information visit interrobangtheatre.org.