Founder Bohnen Takes Final Bow as Artistic Director with Tony Award-Winner for Best Play

CHICAGO--Remy Bumppo Theatre Company closes its 14th year with Edward Albee's tragi-comedy The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? March
30 through May 8 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, located at 2257 N.
Lincoln Ave. Remy Bumppo concludes it's season-long exploration of
Secret Lives, Public Lies with
Albee's play, which won Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Best Play and
earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination in 2002. Single tickets are on sale
now at or by calling the box office at 773-404-7336 (773-40-GREEN).

prepare for...things, for lessenings, even; inevitable...lessenings,
and we think we can handle everything, whatever comes along, but we
don't know,
do we!" - The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?

is the envy of men, enjoying a hugely successful career, fulfilling
marriage and well-adjusted teen-age son. But just after his 50
birthday, he boils over, confessing a love affair that confounds him
and shocks his family. Unwilling to give up, his wife Stevie drags
every detail onto the living room floor. As their world shatters, the
family presses on, battling for the Martin they love.

razor wit tears open taboos and brings laughs and levity to this
intimate drama, probing the limits of love and forgiveness.

The cast features Artistic Associates Annabel Armour as Stevie and Nick Sandys as Martin along with guest artists Will Allan and Michael Joseph Mitchell. The Goat or, Who is Sylvia is directed by Remy Bumppo Artistic Director James Bohnen with scenic design by Tim Morrison, lighting by Heather Gilbert, costumes by Francis Maggio, sound design by Victoria Delorio and properties by Nick Heggestad. Stage Management is provided by Amy Bertacini.

Bumppo's 2010/2011 Season is made possible in part by Prince Charitable
Trusts, The Illinois Arts Council and by a City Arts Program 3 grant
from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.

Special Events:

All events are at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. 

Monday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m.The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?Opening/Press Night. Tickets are $45 and include a post-show artist reception in the lobby.

Saturday, April 16 at 1:30 p.m. Between the Lines program with Psychotherapist Jonathan Levy who will introduce the themes of The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? with a pre-show conversation. Tickets are $45 and include admission to the 2:30 p.m. performance of The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? and a post-show discussion.

Listing Information

The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? By Edward Albee

Directed by James Bohnen

March 30 - May 8

at the Greenhouse Theater Center - Downstairs Mainstage

2257 N. Lincoln Ave.

Chicago, IL 60614

Performance Times:

Opening/Press Night: Monday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Previews and regular run: Wednesday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Additional performances: Thursday, April 7 and April 21 at 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 16 Between the Lines program at 1:30 p.m., performance at 2:30 p.m.

No performance: Wednesday, April 6.


The cast features Artistic Associates Annabel Armour and Nick Sandys and guest artists Will Allan and Michael Joseph Mitchell.

Production Team:

The Goat or, Who is Sylvia is
directed by Remy Bumppo Artistic Director James Bohnen with scenic
design by Tim Morrison, lighting by Heather Gilbert, costumes by
Francis Maggio, sound design by Victoria Delorio and properties by Nick
Heggestad. Stage Management is provided by Amy Bertacini.


773-404-7336 (773-40-GREEN)

or online at

Previews: Wednesday through Sunday $30

Regular Run: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday $30 - $40; Saturday and Sunday $35 - $45.

Opening Night: $45 (includes post-show reception)

Between the Lines: $45 (includes a 30-minute pre-show talk at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 performance and post-show discussion).

Student Tickets:
$20 in advance for all performances by phone and in person. $15 student
rush tickets are subject to availability and may be purchased one hour
prior to curtain in person only. Students must have valid student I.D.

Group discounts of 20% are available for parties of 10 or more. For group information and reservations call 773-244-8119.


parking is available for $6 on weekends and weekdays after 5:00 p.m. at
the Children's Memorial Hospital Garage located ½ block north of the
theater on Lincoln Ave.


Will Allan (Billy) is making his Remy Bumppo debut. His recent Chicago acting credits include The Seagull (Goodman Theatre), A Separate Peace (Steppenwolf Theatre), The History Boys (Timeline Theatre - Jeff Award for Outstanding Ensemble), and Red Noses
(Strawdog Theatre). He has also worked with First Folio Theatre,
Victory Gardens, Chicago Children's Theatre, and American Theatre
Company. Most recently he served as the Assistant Director of
In Darfur at
TimeLine Theatre. He received a B.A. in Theatre Performance from North
Central College in Naperville, Illinois and studied at The Moscow Art
Theatre School in Moscow, Russia.

Annabel Armour
(Stevie) is an artistic associate of Remy Bumppo Theatre Company. She
is the recipient of two Joseph Jefferson Awards and two After Dark
Awards. She most recently appeared at Victory Gardens in
At Home at the Zoo. Some favorite productions include Picnic (Writers' Theatre), Pride and Prejudice (Cleveland Playhouse), Sunday in the Park with George (Chicago Shakespeare), Long Day's Journey Into Night (Irish Rep & Galway Arts Festival), Before My Eyes (Victory Gardens), Angels in America I & II (Journeymen), Grapes of Wrath (Ford's Theatre D.C,) and The First Look Repertory (Steppenwolf). She can be seen in the films: Amityville Horror, Were the World Mine, and the recently released Conviction with Hillary Swank.

James Bohnen (director) is artistic director and co-founder of Remy Bumppo Theatre Company. The company's 2010/2011 season marks James' 14th and final year as artistic director. He has directed over thirty productions for Remy Bumppo, including Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance and this season's opening production of Night and Day by
Tom Stoppard. James has also directed for American Players Theatre in
Spring Green, WI, Aspen Theatre in the Park, and Creede Repertory
Theater in Colorado.

Michael Joseph Mitchell (Ross) recently appeared in The Invasion of Skokie at Chicago Dramatists, where he is an Artistic Associate, and as Henry in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing at Illinois Theatre Center. He spent last season at the Asolo Repertory Theatre, appearing in The Life of Galileo, the American premiere of The Perfume Shop, and Hearts. Recently in Chicago: the one-person play Underneath the Lintel (City Lit Theatre - Joseph Jefferson Award nomination for best solo performance); Slaphappy (Beat The Jester); Voyeurs de Venus (Chicago Dramatists); and the new musical In the Bubble (American Music Theater Project), directed by Michael Greif. Other out of town: Permanent Collection, Doubt, and Underneath the Lintel (BoarsHead
Theater). He has also worked with The Noble Fool, Drury Lane Oakbrook,
Notre Dame Shakespeare, Actors Alliance, Blackfriars Shakespeare, and
Theater Three.
He is a proud member of the Actors Equity Association.

Nick Sandys (Martin) is an artistic associate at Remy Bumppo Theatre Company. Chicago acting credits include Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice (Chamber Opera Chicago); My Fair Lady (Marriott Theatre); My Fair Lady (Light Opera Works); Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Pride and Prejudice (Northlight); Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, Richard III, A Midsummer Night's Dream (First Folio-Artistic Associate); Around the World in 80 Days (Lookingglass); Othello, Romeo & Juliet (Chicago Shakespeare); Oedipus Complex (Goodman Theatre); Duchess of Malfi (Writers' Theatre); Sherlock's Last Case (Drury Lane Oakbrook); and The Misanthrope
(Next Theatre). He has acted regionally at Cleveland Playhouse/Syracuse
Stage, Riverside Theatre Shakespeare Festival, Irish Repertory Theatre,
Shakespeare on the Green, Madison Repertory Theatre, Long Wharf
Theatre, Texas Stage, Fort Worth Shakespeare in the Park and Dallas
Theater Center. Off-Broadway he has appeared in
Sherlock Holmes and The Hands of Othello.
He has directed productions for First Folio Theatre, Noble Fool
Theatricals, Chamber Opera Chicago, Fort Worth Shakespeare in the Park,
Stage West, and Circle Theatre. He is also an experienced fight
director, having choreographed violence for The Metropolitan Opera
(NYC), The Goodman, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Steppenwolf, Northlight,
Timeline, Shattered Globe, Victory Gardens, and The Theatre School at
DePaul where he has been adjunct faculty since 1995. Nick holds two MAs
in English Literature, one from Loyola Chicago and one from Cambridge

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emotional and ethical complexities of society through the provocative
power of great theatrical language.

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