Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo at the Plaza Black Box
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The last date listed for Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo was Saturday May 28, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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Grab a seat on love's merry-go-round as Moliere's rarely performed gem Lovers' Quarrels makes its way to the Boston Center for the Arts. Translated into English verse by Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Wilbur, this play tells of a young woman named Ascagne, who, for the sake of a family inheritance, has been forced to spend her life disguised as a man. But after she falls in love with the rejected suitor in pursuit of her sister, Ascagne will begin an adventurous masquerade filled with witty comic mix-ups and jealous rivalries. Learn More
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The writing and the acting in the first act were excellent. Compelling and clever. The problems were in the second act, which is actually At The Zoo, an Albee one-acter combined with the first part to make a longer evening in the theater. The difficulty was that the lead in this part --- who is also the founder of the company--- decided to move to the stage from behind the scenes. He was really shaky, literally. He dropped lines, was mechanical in delivery, and dragged the production down. I applaud his vision and determination in starting the company, but unfortunately not his performance.
America’s greatest living playwright, Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Albee (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), creates a new classic by revisiting an old masterpiece. Using his breakthrough 1958 one-act play The Zoo Story as Act Two in this full length work with a new first act, Homelife. Peter, a tweedy book editor, and his wife, Ann, are having an everyday conversation which takes an unexpected turn into dangerously personal territory. It’s the kind of talk that can drive a husband out for a walk—to Central Park, where Jerry, a desperate outcast, awaits. An unforgettable pairing of Albee’s original The Zoo Story with a freshly penned prequel, Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo_ bares its teeth to threaten the delicately balanced world its characters inhabit. Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo_ will feature Zeitgeist regulars Peter Brown (Farragut North, Spin_), Christine Power (_Private Fears in Public Places, Spin) and Artistic Director David J. Miller in his Zeitgeist debut onstage. The role of Jerry in The_ _Zoo Story is a role Mr. Miller has always wanted to play since first experiencing the script over thirty years ago.