Edward Albee's The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?: Award-Winning Play at Greenhouse Theater Center
* Additional fees apply.
All offers for The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? have expired.
The last date listed for The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? was Thursday April 21, 2011 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Greenhouse Theater Center:
- Full Price:
- Our Price:
Set in a fictional Indiana town during the Great Depression, Jim Leonard Jr.'s moving drama focuses on the friendship between an ex-preacher from Kentucky and a disturbed young boy. The boy -- deeply traumatized by a near-drowning in his past that led to the death of his mother -- is now terrified of water, but also gifted with the ability to divine its location. As the bond between these two grows, the preacher works with the boy to overcome his crippling fear of water. And when the townspeople, desperate for a spiritual leader, mistake an eventual bathing for a baptism, their confusion leads to some significant consequences in The Diviners. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from bbullock77
view more less of this review
I saw the original production of "The Goat or Who is Sylvia?" on Broadway in 2002 with Mercedes Ruehl (Bill Pullman was supposed to play the lead, but he was sick, so his understudy went on), and by comparison I'd say that this production by Remmy Bumpo is pretty comparable -- without the airfare or Broadway prices! The intimate space of the Greenhouse Theater is much more conducive to this play than a large house. Be ready to be shocked -- but that's the whole point. I highly recommend seeing this poignant, funny, and willy-inducing Albee play, and this R.B. production certainly does it justice.
star this review starred report as inappropriate
I guess Albee is crazy. My wife and I both enjoyed the play. Dialog is fantastic. Remy Bumppo's regulars were very good. Small setting worked great. Be prepared for profanity and, lets call it a frank discussion about alternative sex.
Quotes & Highlights
Watch a "Youtube clip ":http://www.remybumppo.org/about The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?.
Martin is the envy of men, enjoying a hugely successful career, fulfilling marriage and well-adjusted teen-age son. But just after his 50th 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. From the acclaimed author of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, this 2002 Tony Award-Winning Best Play asks where love places the limits of forgiveness. Albee’s razor wit tears open taboos and brings laughs and levity to this intimate drama.
Directed by James Bohnen
Featuring Artistic Associates Annabel Armour and Nick Sandys