Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:26 AM by Cecilia Stevenson
Updated: Jan 25, 2013 9:29 AM
Edward Albee's "AT HOME AT THE ZOO" will run at the Theater 810 on the weekends of January 25-27 and February 1-3, 2013. The play times are 7:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2pm on Sundays.
For more info call: 337-484-0172
"AT HOME AT THE ZOO", a play by Edward Albee, began in 1958 as an award winning one act called "The Zoo Story."
Peter, an unsuspecting bookworm, is accosted by Jerry in Central Park. Jerry, a "permanent transient," lives on the fringe of society and reality. He seems intent on breaking Peter out of his shell and pushing him to his limits. Jerry regales Peter with tales wondrous and incomprehensible, both explaining and concealing his true purpose. Nearly fifty years later, Edward Albee returned to this world with the prequel one act, "Homelife." We find Peter, before he leaves for the park, reading at home. His wife, Ann, interrupts him with three dreaded words, "We should talk." Peter is unresponsive and Ann is distracted, soon forgetting what she wanted to talk about. Or has she? The two acts, performed together, comprise AT HOME AT THE ZOO, an exceptional play about the complexity of human relationships both old and new. It strikes at the underlying currents of the subconscious through characters extraordinarily absurd, hilarious, loving, respectful and irreverent.
**** For Mature Audiences Only****