Brüka Theatre Proudly Presents -
The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia?
Written by Edward Albee
Directed by Jamie Woodham Plunkett
January 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 February 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9 2013
Matinee: January 27, 2013 at 2 PM
Tickets: $16 Students/Seniors $18 General All Tickets $20 At the Door
Reno, NV. Opening January 18, 2013, Brüka Theatre presents The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia? In this dark comedy written by Edward Albee, a successful and professional couple has their world turned up side down by an act of infidelity and....love? A powerfully confronting and darkly comedic story involving Martin- an architect, Stevie- his wife, Billy- their son, and Ross- a family friend and witness to it all. Albee subtitles this play "Notes towards a definition of tragedy". Jamie Woodham Plunkett directs this classic comedy - tragedy with modern twists. The Goat was the winner of both the 2002 Drama Desk and Tony Award for Best Play.
The Goat or Who is Sylvia runs January 18 through February 9, 2013 at Brüka Theatre in downtown Reno. Opening night (January 18) enjoys a post-show champagne reception with catering by the Wild River Grille. Wednesday (one Wednesday show – February 6) through Saturday shows at 8 PM with one Sunday matinee performances on January 27 at 2 PM. The customary matinee talkback with the company will immediately follow the matinee performance.
Reservations are recommended for The Goat or Who Is Sylvia? Call our box office at 775.323-3221 Brüka Theatre. Or visit us at 99 N. Virginia St. Reno. Reservations for all events and shows are available through our box office at (775) 323-3221. Box-office hours are 1 to 5 Wednesday and Friday, 2:30 – 6:30 Thursday and 12 – 4 on Saturdays or online at www.bruka.org. Reservations are also available at the Melting Pot Emporium @ their new location: 1049 S. Virginia Street. Reno. We validate convenient parking at the Parking Gallery on First and Sierra Street. Check us out at www.bruka.org. Online tickets are also available at Brownpapertickets.com.
ABOUT BRuKA THEATRE In their 20th season in downtown Reno, Brüka has been named “Best Theatre Company” by The News and Review fifteen years running. Brüka Theatre is a leader in the region, recognized for its artists, productions and theatre for children series since it’s founding in 1992. Central to its commitment is the reinvestigation of contemporary and classic plays and developing new plays within Brüka’s Artistic Collective, which include winners of the Nevada Arts Council and Sierra Arts Foundation artist grants and local best actor honors. Brüka is a non- equity and not-for-profit theater company that has produced over 80 shows and enjoys two performance spaces, the main stage, with its unique couch seating holds 64 and the sub-Brüka space seats 44 in its downtown Reno location. 2012/2013 Season tickets are now on sale. Go to the website at www.bruka.org. The company is supported by grants from the Nevada Arts Council, The EL Cord foundation, The City of Reno and the Friends of Brüka Program.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR – JAMIE WOODHAM PLUNKETT
Jamie is a 30-year-old Nevada native and theatre baby. She found her passion young and has stuck with it ever since. You can find her on stage, behind the scenes or in the director’s chair. Jamie has also been involved in a few independent films and commercials and has taken classes at The Acting Corps, in L.A. and Del Arte in Blue Lake California. At Brüka Jamie has directed Psycho Beach Party, acted in numerous productions including Amadeus, ‘Night Mother, Richard III, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, Five Women Wearing The Same Dress and The Weber Family Christmas. Jamie also played Medea in the original show: The Medea Project which premiered at Brüka Theatre in 2011 and performed this past August in The New York City International Fringe Festival.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR – EDWARD ALBEE
Some call Edward Albee “The world’s greatest living playwright”. Albee has won three Pulitzer prizes for drama (Including Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf, Seascape and Three Tall Women). Known for works such as The Zoo Story (1958), The Sandbox (1959), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962), and a rewrite of the book for the unsuccessful musical Breakfast at Tiffany's an adaptation of Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's (1966). His works are considered well-crafted, often unsympathetic examinations of the modern condition. His early works reflect a mastery and Americanization of the Theatre of the Absurd that found its peak in works by European playwrights such as Samuel Beckett, Eugène Ionesco, and Jean Genet. Younger American playwrights, such as Paula Vogel, credit Albee's daring mix of theatricality and biting dialogue with helping to reinvent the post-war American theatre in the early 1960s. Albee continues to experiment in works, such as The Goat: or, Who Is Sylvia? (2002).