October 21 – November 2, 2003 in Goodman's Owen Theatre

Around 2 hours

A six-week festival of plays and special events celebrating the work of Edward Albee

Edward Albee—one of America’s greatest living playwrights. Winner of three Pulitzer Prizes and two Tony Awards, Albee has challenged and beguiled us for nearly 50 years. To commemorate Mr. Albee’s 75th birthday, the Goodman will present a six-week celebration of his life and work.

The Albee Festival will include the Chicago premieres of The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? and The Play about the Baby, three programs of Mr. Albee’s one-act plays, and special events featuring noted Albee interpreters and Mr. Albee himself.


  • The Play About the Baby

    The Play About the Baby

    By Edward Albee
    Directed by Pam MacKinnon

    September 20 - November 2, 2003

    Boy and Girl are a blissful young couple, living in their own private Eden. They’ve got a beautiful new baby. Or do they? The arrival of Man and Woman, with their worldly ways and verbal sparring, blurs the line between reality and fiction, and brings Boy and Girl to the edge of doubt about everything they once believed.


  • The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?

    The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?

    By Edward Albee
    Directed by Robert Falls

    November 10 - December 2, 2003

    It’s Martin’s 50th birthday, and he’s got a secret. He’s so swept away in its “engulfing disruption” that everything he thought was true and good in his life has become meaningless. Martin has lost his grip on reality, because he’s having an affair.