The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?
By Edward Albee (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?); directed by Paul Stout. Winner of the 2002 Tony Award for Best Play, The Goat is about a profoundly unsettling subject: the irrational, confounding, and convention-thwarting nature of love. Martin--a hugely successful architect who has just turned fifty--leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and gay teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with Sylvia, he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Albee's boundary-pushing play is puzzling, powerful, bawdy, and disturbing.