The Goat Or Who Is Sylvia London Tickets
The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? tickets
A boundary-pushing play about sex and morality, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? tells the story of married, middle-aged Martin, an architect at the pinnacle of his career whose life takes a turn for the worse when he falls head-over-heels in love with a goat.
Written by Edward Albee and directed by former Royal Court Theatre artistic director Ian Rickson, the Tony Award-winning play has the quality of classical tragedy while embarking on a thoroughly modern examination of the role of taboos in society. The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? tickets are available for a strictly limited season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London.
The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? history
The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? opened on Broadway in 2002 to considerable critical acclaim. The play won the 2002 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding New Play, the 2002 Tony Award for Best Play and was nominated for the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The name of the play is taken from the song "Who is Silvia?" from Shakespeare's comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? storyline
The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? introduces the audience to Martin, a married, middle-aged architect who has just won his profession's top accolade, the Pritzker Prize, and a lucrative commission to design a new model city. Martin enjoys a seemingly ideal relationship with his wife, Stevie, and their teenage son, Billy, but it's clear from the outset that Martin is plagued by anxiety. The cause of his anguish? Martin has improbably and impossibly fallen in love with a goat.
Unsurprisingly, his unusual obsession threatens to tear Martin's marriage apart. His family and friends are horrified, but in Martin's eyes, his affections are pure and true. Calmly and reasonably, he sets out to explain the nature of his desire and to help those around him see love as he does.
Once Martin's secret is revealed, the intensity never lets up. The cleverness of Rickson's production is that The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? is as much a play about the family's tragedy as about Martin's erotic fixation. Stevie, his wife, reacts to Martin's revelations with revulsion and horror and plate-smashing fury, with fresh hurts revealed in every scene. "You have brought me down," she wails, and the audience realizes that, so closely is the relationship between marriage and morality intertwined, that Stevie and Billy too must face the explosive consequences of Martin's behavior.
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