Humans brought goats to the Galápagos. The goats ate everything in sight. The islands dried up and the tortoises died out. In order to save the last living tortoise, the humans must exterminate the goats before it is too late. ESCAPEGOAT is an eco-parable about who has a right to live where, human intervention in non-human ecosystems, and the species whose fates are inextricable from our own.
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  • Lisa Dellagiarino Feriend:
    10 Jun. 2022
    Oh wow. This eco play about invasive species and course correction is gorgeous. There's magic that I would loooove to see how a theater company pulls off to bring this play to life. Also, the language is deep, but simple enough where I think kids would get a lot out of this play, too (older kids - the goats are in heat a LOT.) What a beautiful tale of love and loss and sustainability and who the true invasive species is.
  • Shaun Leisher:
    31 May. 2021
    This play is described as an eco-parable and I can't think of a better way to describe this genre. It's a play about the dangers facing species today while also feeling timeless. These characters are so well written and the ethical dilemmas being explored are so gut-wrenching.

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