The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?
Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? is a postmodern takedown of the classical Greek tragedy, where deep, dark drama lies beneath seemingly everyday dynamics. Martin (Jes Gonzales) and Stevie (Lee Marie Kelly) are a long-married, seemingly content couple, playfully sparring with familiar banter. Until Stevie learns that Martin's been having an affair with a goat. The reveal begins a theater of the absurd that keeps us amused in the first half. The humor is a bit sardonic, and through both the dialogue and the remarkable performances and chemistry, Resurrection Theatre makes the improbable plausible. F, Sa 8pm. Through 10/5. $15-$20. Resurrection Theatre at California Stage, 1725 25th St.; (916) 223-9568; www.resurrectiontheatre.com.