Producer Elizabeth McCann, who has made a career out of backing the work of playwright Edward Albee, told Variety on Feb. 7 that the dramatist's as-yet-unseen new play, The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, may reach Off Broadway this year. "We'd like to do The Goat in the fall," she said.
If The Goat does find a berth in autumn, 2001 could prove a three Albee year. The Play About the Baby (also produced by McCann), opened on Feb. 1 to mostly rave reviews at Century Center. Additionally, Albee told Playbill On-Line in late 2000 that he hopes to bring his The Lorca Play, about the famed Spanish poet and playwright, to Off Broadway in December 2001. It was unclear whether McCann was attached to Lorca. A call to McCann's office was not immediately returned.
The Lorca Play looks at the life of the titular poet. Among his works are Blood Wedding, Yerma and his best-known drama, The House of Bernarda Alba. Both left-wing and homosexual, Lorca became a target in the Spanish Civil War and the Nationalists under Francisco Franco murdered him August 19,1936.
The Goat is reportedly about a man who falls in love with a goat.
The playwright recently enjoyed a triumphant revival of his Tiny Alice at Second Stage. The remounting of the drama — which was reviled in its 1963 premiere — was embraced by critics and, as a result, extended its run. Albee's past plays include the Pulitzer Prize-winning A Delicate Balance, Seascape and Three Tall Women, as well as the short works The Zoo Story and The American Dream.