NewsEdward Albee's Award Winning, "The Goat" Performed at Marlboro College.
Marlboro, Vt.—The Tony Award-winning play The Goat or Who is Sylvia?, acted and directed by Marlboro College students will be performed on Friday, November 17 at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, November 18, at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 19, at 2:00 p.m. in Whittemore Theater.
The Goat, which also won awards from the New York Circle and the Drama Desk, examines the life of Martin, an award-winning architect who recently celebrated his fiftieth birthday. His outwardly perfect life is destroyed when his family and best friend discover a secret he is keeping. According to the playwright, “The play is about love, and loss, the limits of our tolerance and who, indeed, we really are.”
“The play goes from being wildly funny one moment to being very serious the next,” says director Lydia Borowicz, a Marlboro College senior. “It’s this back-and-forth action that is what is so effective in tackling the subject matter.”
Borowicz’s Plan of Concentration is in theater with a focus on directing and the plays of Edward Albee. Junior Seth Bowman, sophomores Mnemosyne Heileman and Simon Moody and freshman Samuel Levy comprise the cast.
“Every time I direct a play, I discover new things about myself as a director,” says Borowicz. “The Goat has provided some very specific challenges, such as balancing the comedy and the drama, working with difficult subject matter and creating the right momentum to keep the play going at the correct pace.”
Due to adult language and situations, this production is not suitable for children.
For more details, call Kathy Reynolds in the Marlboro College Public Affairs office at (802) 251-7644 or log on to our Web site www.marlboro.edu and click on the “News” link.