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The Goat or Who is Sylvia by Edward Albee

Winner 2002 Tony Award for Best Play
Winner 2002 Drama desk Award for Outstanding Play
Finalist 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Small Mouth Sounds by Bess WohlCapital T presents

THE GOAT

or Who is Sylvia?

by Edward Albee

Directed by Mark Pickell

August 23-September 15

Thursday – Saturday at 8pm

Hyde Park Theatre    511 W 43rd St

The most provocative love story ever told…

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 a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters.

This shockingly funny play about marital infidelity and the devastation of a family from America’s great provocateur, Edward Albee is directed by Cap T artistic director Mark Pickell and features the talents of Austin All-Stars Robert Pierson, Rebecca Robinson, Tim Blackwood, and Preston Ruess.

Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes with no intermission

WARNING: THE GOAT contains provocative material

Running Time: 1 Hour 40 Minutes

Cast

Martin – Robert Pierson
Stevie – Rebecca Robinson
Ross – Tim Blackwood
Billy – Preston Ruess

Edward Albee – Playwright

Playwright Edward Albee’s early popular one-acts plays, including The Zoo Story (1959), established him as a critic of American values. He was best known for his first full-length play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962), a Tony Award-winning production which also became a 1966 film starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Albee received Pulitzer Prizes for A Delicate Balance (1966), Seascape (1972) and Three Tall Women (1994), among a host of other accolades.

After suffering a short illness, Albee died at his home in Montauk, New York, on September 16, 2016 at the age of 88. He was remembered as one of the foremost playwrights of his generation, known for his distinctive use of language while challenging audiences to examine the suffering caused by conventional, artificial social traditions. “He invented a new language — the first authentically new voice in theater since Tennessee Williams,” Terrence McNally told the Los Angeles Times after Albee’s death. “He created a sound world. He was a sculptor of words.”

The New York Times critic Ben Brantley once wrote about Albee’s contribution to the theater world: “Mr. Albee has unsparingly considered subjects outside the average theatergoer’s comfort zone: the capacity for sadism and violence within American society; the fluidness of human identity; the dangerous irrationality of sexual attraction and, always, the irrefutable presence of death.”

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Title and Deed by Will Eno

“Leaves you happily word-drunk! Gorgeously and inventively wrought. Haunting and often FIERCELY FUNNY ”

— New York Times

“Daring, spectacular and HILARIOUS! Stage poetry of a high order!”

— The New Yorker

TITLE AND DEED by Will EnoCapital T presents

Title and Deed

by Will Eno

Directed by Mark Pickell

August 24-September 16

Thursday – Saturday at 8pm

Hyde Park Theatre    511 W 43rd St

A newly arrived immigrant brings only a bag and a couple of his belongings.  He looks a lot like us and he talks a lot like us, but he is foreign to our land.   He is the newest nobody of the funniest century yet. He’s almost Christ-like, from a distance, in terms of height and weight. Listen closely or drift off uncontrollably, as he speaks about the notion of home, about the notion of the world and the absurdity of our existence. All of it delivered with the authority that is the special province of the unsure and the un-homed (which is a word he made up accidentally). The running time, if he doesn’t die or think of anything else, is roughly one hour.

Title and Deed is a provocative new work by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Horton Foote Prize winner Will Eno (THOM PAINE: Based on Nothing).  Mark Pickell directs multiple B. Iden Payne Award and Austin Critics Table award winning actor Jason Phelps in this smart and funny meditation on the beginning (and end) of life and what it means to call a small part of earth home.

Running Time: 1 hour 15 minutes with no intermission.  

Cast

Jason Phelps

Will Eno – Playwright

Will Eno is a Residency Five Fellow at the Signature Theatre in New York, which presented Title and Deed in 2012, and The Open House, in 2014. His new play, Wakey, Wakey premiered there in February 2017. Following an acclaimed run at Yale Repertory Theatre, his play The Realistic Joneses was on Broadway in 2014, directed by Sam Gold and staring Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts, and Marisa Tomei. The Realistic Joneses won a Drama Desk Award, was named USA Today’s “Best Play on Broadway,” topped the The Guardian’s 2014 list of American plays, and was included in The N.Y. Times’ “Best Theatre of 2014.” The Open House won the 2014 Obie Award, the Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, and a Drama Desk Award, and was included in both the Time Out New York and Time Magazine Top 10 Plays of the Year. Title and Deed was on The N.Y. Times and The New Yorker magazine’s Top Ten Plays of 2012. His play Gnit, a loving but aggressive adaptation of Peer Gynt, premiered at the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville in 2013. Middletown, winner of the Horton Foote Award, premiered at the Vineyard Theatre and subsequently at Steppenwolf Theater and many other American Theaters and universities. His internationally heralded play Thom Pain (based on nothing) ran at the Geffen Playhouse in Winter of 2016 starring Rainn Wilson, was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize, and has been translated into more than a dozen languages. He was recently awarded the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation Award. His plays are published by Samuel French, TCG, Dramatists Play Service, and playscripts, in the U.S., and Oberon Books in London.

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