From the same playwright that gave audiences Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Zoo Story comes another hit by Edward Albee. The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? is sure to leave audiences laughing, talking, and questioning their own morality when faced with social taboos.

The play begins with Martin (Lukas Ptacek) and his wife Stevie (Emily Vortherms) preparing for Martin’s television interview. Not only is it Martin’s fiftieth birthday, they are celebrating his recent success of being the youngest architect to win the Pritzker Prize, and he was chosen to design a multi-billion dollar city.

When Martin’s friend Ross (William Mix) arrives to conduct the interview, Ross notices his best friend is distracted and asks Martin what is going on. Martin confesses that while searching for a country home he found Sylvia instead and has been having an affair ever since. When Stevie and their son Billy (John King) learn of Martin’s affair the family is torn apart.

The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?, which contains adult themes and language, performs March 26-28 and March 30 at 7:30 p.m. and March 29 at 2:00 p.m. in the Arena Theatre on the USD campus.

Tickets ($15 Adults, $12 Senior Citizen (62+) $10 K-12 & non-USD students with ID, and $5 USD students with ID) can be purchased from noon until 5 p.m. March 19 by calling the USD Theatre Box Office at (605) 677-5400 or online at

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