Bearded Lady

From what I recall, Sylvia was this chick who used to hang out at Trees, or at least that's the story David Garza liked to tell. We've all known our fair share of Sylvias in the world, but there's a new expert on the subject and, love Garza as I may, it's pretty difficult to argue with the genius of someone like Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee, so when he tells us Sylvia is actually a goat (and one worthy of human love), then we're going to have to take his word on that. At its simplest, Albee's 2003 Tony Award-winning play The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? is the story of a successful architect who has an affair with a goat (yes, as in the four-legged creature), much to the chagrin of his friends and family, but the story is much more than that--one of humanity, morality and good old family values. The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? opens Friday night, with additional performances Thursdays through Sundays through December 13 at the Heldt/Hall Theater at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Ave. in Uptown. Tickets for the opening night performance are $30, with tickets from $15 to $25 for the run of the show. Call 214-853-1055 or visit
Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: Nov. 14. Continues through Dec. 13, 2008


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