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Best Play Orange County 2011 - 'The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?,' the Chance Theater

\'The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?,\' the Chance Theater

'The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia?,' the Chance Theater

5552 E. La Palma Ave.

Anaheim, CA 92807


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It was a play about an apparently happily married man and loving father who falls in love with a goat. Yes, a real goat. But in the hands of American theater's most idiosyncratic writer, Edward Albee, the 2002 play The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? turned out to be a great deal more. The Chance Theater mounted (heh-heh) the show last September (it was running during the 2010 Best of OC issue, making it ineligible for Best Play consideration), with director Marya Mazor eloquently navigating her top-notch, four-person cast through waters that could have easily capsized a production that aimed only for the shocking, dark-hued tones of the comedy. It was a serious, well-measured take on a very strange play that was far more about human-on-human love than man-on-goat romance.

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Casey Long
Casey Long

This is great! Thanks for recognizing the Chance!