The West Coast premiere is scheduled to open July 31 and play through Aug. 17. The Goat concerns an architect suffering from a mid-life crisis who holds a secret that could do him considerable harm if revealed. The controversial family drama explores societal limits.
Warner Shook directs the Seattle cast that includes Brian Kerwin, Cynthia Mace, Ian Fraser and Frank Corrado.
The creative team includes Michael Olich (set), Frances Kenny (costume), Mary Louise Geiger (lighting) and Eric Chappelle (sound).
The work will be seen in ACT's Allen Theatre space. Running time is approximately one hour and 45 minutes with no intermission.
Under ACT's new artistic director, Kurt Beattie, the season kicked off with Absurd Person Singular by Alan Ayckbourn, July 11-Aug. 3 directed by Jeff Steitzer. The season continues with Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten, Sept. 5-28 with artistic director Beattie directing. The 2003 Humana Festival hit Omnium Gatherum by Theresa Rebeck and Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros will play Oct. 10-Nov. 2 under Jon Jory's direction. Closing the season, Oct. 31-Nov. 23, will be Pamela Gien's The Syringa Tree — which began ACT's Bullitt stage in 1999. Larry Moss will direct. Tickets to The Goat, at ACT Theatre, on the corner of 7th Avenue and Union Street in Seattle, WA can be purchased by calling (206) 292-7676 or online at www.acttheatre.org.