Monday, March 27, 2006

Got Goat?

The Jobsite Theater, TBPAC's resident theater company in the Shimberg Playhouse, enjoyed a great opening weekend for Edward Albee's The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia? (For the sake of disclosure I am also the Artistic Director for the company.)

Local professional actors under the direction of TBPAC's own Karla Hartley played to 91% of capacity audiences - including two sold-out shows. That represents the best opening weekend so far for the 2005 - 2006 Play Series. The show runs through April 9.

The first review of the show printed Sunday in The Tampa Tribune. Here's a snippet, or follow the link for the full version.

"Compelling, crazy, sometimes brilliant.... The combination of an outrageous premise and its authentic, heart-rending aftermath creates a strange, often exhilarating tension between laughter and pathos." — The Tampa Tribune

EDIT: Weekly Planet's review was also quite good - 4.5 Planets.
"... a superb production ... the most provocative American play of the last quarter century ... See this fine play and you'll not only be entertained, you'll be challenged to remember -- and examine -- your deepest beliefs." - Weekly Planet

- David J.

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