The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?

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.

Tickets: available at the Grand Theatre box office, 519-672-8800.

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            The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?

            See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2011/11/the-goat-or-who-is-sylvia/ for details.

            Location: McManus Stage

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            The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?

            See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2011/11/the-goat-or-who-is-sylvia/ for details.

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                  The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?

                  See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2011/11/the-goat-or-who-is-sylvia/ for details.

                  Location: McManus Stage

                2. 8:00 pm
                  The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?

                  See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2011/11/the-goat-or-who-is-sylvia/ for details.

                  Location: McManus Stage

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                1. 8:00 pm
                  The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?

                  See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2011/11/the-goat-or-who-is-sylvia/ for details.

                  Location: McManus Stage

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                1. 8:00 pm
                  The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?

                  See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2011/11/the-goat-or-who-is-sylvia/ for details.

                  Location: McManus Stage

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                1. 2:00 pm
                  The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?

                  See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2011/11/the-goat-or-who-is-sylvia/ for details.

                  Location: McManus Stage

                2. 8:00 pm
                  The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?

                  See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2011/11/the-goat-or-who-is-sylvia/ for details.

                  Location: McManus Stage

              Presented by Fountainhead Theatreworks

              Location: McManus Stage

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              1 thought on “The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?”

              1. Doug Bale says:

                Congratulations on another first-rate first night. It’s a splendid production. Ingrid Blekys and Bob Ripley are note-perfect in those two mind-twisting roles, forcing the audience to surrender belief to what, as Ingrid’s Stevie says, she can’t even imagine herself imagining. We could see intellect as well as emotion driving both performances powerfully. I will read Ripley with closer attention from now on, and be on the watch for Blekys’s next outing.

                Jeff Werkmeister and Andrew Tribe are to be congratulated too, as are your design crew (no wonder you wanted to keep your set guy sweet; I hope he liked his birthday card).

                Full marks on your direction. The pacing was perfect and the dynamics just right. Each actor knew continually, and let us know, exactly where he or she was on that brakeless rollercoaster — exactly how steep a rise they’d just been wrenched up, and just how deep a drop was yawning in front of them.

                There was one moment, when Billy pushes Martin violently, when I felt that Martin’s instinctive reaction would have been retaliation, and that the instant quelling of it would underlined the intensity of the upheaval he’s feeling, the awareness that he’s lost any right to indignation, any assertion of parental authority. But it hardly needed underlining.

                It’s been so long since I’ve read the play that I had actually forgotten the third scene. On the way to the theatre I’d been remembering it in terms of my original reaction to it, “Why a goat?” and of course the ultimately plain answer, “It doesn’t matter”, so that when Blekys walked in with her bundle I was momentarily as shocked as anyone. That’s pretty clearly an acknowledgement of the director’s success too.

                Thanks for the best evening I’ve had in a London theatre for what seems a very long time.

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