"Among the best off-Broadway plays of the season!" -The New York Times
By Mario Vargas Llosa
Directed by Jorge Alí Triana
Adaptation by: Verónica Triana & Jorge Alí Triana
Photos: Michael Palma
Lenght: 2 hours and 15 minutes
15 minutes intermission
In Spanish with live simultaneous translation
The Feast of the Goat is the story of General Rafael Leónidas Trujillo, "The Goat" himself, who subdued the Dominican Republic in a cruel dictatorship from 1930 - 1961. The story is told by Urania, a New York lawyer whose father was part of Trujillo's Ministry and who returns to the Dominican Republic after 35 years; by the band of conspirators who plan his assassination, and through the thoughts of the dictator himself.
The Feast of the Goat received critical acclaim and won the Pen American Center's Nabokov Prize, among others. Vargas-Llosa responded with great enthusiasm, writing to Repertorio Español that "the adaptation by Triana has achieved the difficult task of being faithful to the facts and the spirit of the novel, and is at the same time very theatrical."