A one woman show with six characters and a herd of goats*.
Jennifer is a self-proclaimed goat expert. At five years old, she has alot of ideas about what she wants to be when she grows up, and none of them include goats! It’s the late 1970’s, and her parents, Dick and Jane, are novice farmers in search of an idyllic country life. But the herd keeps growing and soon there’s a barn full of animals, a company veering towards bankruptcy and a family that’s being torn apart as the dream of a simple country life careens towards a tragic conclusion no one could have foreseen.
* Don’t worry, there are no live goats on stage. (Everyone asks.)
Original music for goat show composed and recorded by Megan Hamilton. http://www.meganhamiltonmusic.com/
“… (Fawcett is) equally adept at conveying family strife, the strain of farm work and life-and-death struggles without slipping into melodrama.” The Toronto Star
“…(a) smart solo effort… Fawcett breathes original energy into a familiar story.” The Ottawa Citizen
“charming and well paced and full of humour and heartbreak” The Ottawa Sun
“a roller coaster of emotions” The Manotick Messenger
“a skilled writer…the play rings true from start to finish.” The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, IA)
“…captures the audience’s attention and admiration from the very beginning.” Post-Star (Glens Falls, NY)
“Goat Show” – as Fawcett admits – has precious little to do with goats. It’s about family, friendship and finances; dreams, desires and disappointments. It’s about the cradle and the grave. It’s about life… She’s charming throughout, and manages to fill up an empty stage with her ideas and images.” Times Union (Albany, NY)
“Fresh as newly mown hay, Fawcett draws us right in” The Vancouver Courier
“Superb… a tribute to the child in all of us…” Cowichan News Leader (Duncan, BC)
“…the piece reveals touches of charm… poetic… draws on memory and dreams to suggest the joys and pains of that eventful decade.” NOW magazine (Toronto)