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DOWNTOWN THEATRE PROJECT PRESENTS: THE GOAT


  • The Making-Box 43 Cork Street East Guelph, ON, N1H 2W8 Canada (map)

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat won every major award for best new play of the year: the Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards.

In the play, 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 reveals his caprine secret, he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters.

The playwright himself describes it this way: “Every civilization sets quite arbitrary limits to its tolerances. The play is about a family that is deeply rocked by an unimaginable event and how they solve that problem. It is my hope that people will think afresh about whether or not all the values they hold are valid."

This show is produced by The Downtown Theatre Project, a collective of four theatre junkies who expanded their fix outside of Guelph’s traditional theatres and into The Making-Box.

All ticket inquiries and other questions will be happily answered through thedowntowntheatreproject@gmail.com.