This week

Go see “The Goat.” Just go. Edward Albee’s shocking and disturbing play about a brilliant architect and his midlife meltdown highlights a rich and varied winter of theater in and around Portland. Mad Horse Theatre Company presents Albee’s “The Goat, or Who Is Slyvia” through Feb. 6 at Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd.

David Currier directs.

“The Goat” won a Tony Award in 2002, along with a host of other high honors. Call 899-3993 or visit

Portland Stage Company, 25A Forest Ave., opens “2 Pianos 4 Hands,” a play about two boys who follow their dream of playing the concert piano through adulthood. This show is very much a comedy, but demands that its actors be well-versed in piano performance. Tom Frey and Jeffrey Rockwell star in this show, which previews at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The show runs through Feb. 20. For tickets, call 774-0465 or visit

Coming up

Good Theater opens the Maine premiere of “Moonlight and Magnolias” Feb. 3 at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St., Portland. It’s a comedy about “Gone With the Wind.” In the show, producer David O. Selznick (played by Stephen Underwood) has stopped production on the biggest movie of all time. He’s not happy with the screenplay, so he summons writer Ben Hecht (Brent Askari) and director Victor Fleming (Tony Reilly) to his office. They have five days to complete a new script. Good Theater’s artistic director Brian P. Allen directs the production, which runs through Feb. 27.

Call 885-5883 or visit