The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? (Staged Reading)

Edward Albee
Directed by
Robin Walbeck-Forrest
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November 9, 2019

Valley Center Stage


Starring: Joe Osier, Robin Walbeck-Forrest, Peter Cook, Dylan Cook and Rochelle Wyatt

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002 (Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle). Edward Albee describes the play this way: "Every civilization sets quite arbitrary limits to its tolerances. The play is about a family that is deeply rocked by an unimaginable event and how they solve that problem. It is my hope that people will think afresh about whether or not all the values they hold are valid."

"THE GOAT is about a profoundly unsettling subject… the irrational, confounding, and convention-thwarting nature of love. Powerful [and] extraordinary… Mr. Albee still asks questions that no other major American dramatist dares to ask."
-- The New York Times

"… as challenging--and… as outrageously funny--as theater gets."
-- The New York Post

"… as fine a piece of theatrical art as any Edward Albee has created--and perhaps boldest of them all."
-- The Houston Chronicle

"The edgiest, most fervently debated Broadway play of 2002…"
-- The Seattle Times

Note: This production contains adult themes and language and may not be suitable for all audiences.

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NOTE: This performance is a special presentation and not part of our regular season. Attending this performance is not covered by our season pass. We invite and encourage you to attend this performance with the purchase of a ticket for you and those attending  with you. We look forwarding to seeing you at the show!