Shack Up With the Eccentric Folks at Harry's Halfway House
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The last date listed for Harry's Halfway House was Sunday June 23, 2013 / 3:00pm.
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In 2009, Edward Albee surprised the theater community when he revisited and transformed his very first play, The Zoo Story, 50 years after it was first produced. Now, City Lit Theater Company is staging the reinvented play, retitled At Home at the Zoo. This enlarged and powerfully provocative reworking adds the prequel Home Life to Albee's classic Zoo Story. The new first act tells the story of Peter, a book editor, and his wife Ann. Though they seem to have it all -- house, daughters, cats and a pair of parakeets -- the couple struggles to find the spark in their marriage. The tone changes dramatically when Peter goes out to the park and meets Jerry. Jerry's desperate need to connect and his arsenal of oddball stories contribute to an ending that, more than a half-century later, still shocks. Learn More
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This was a very inventive and entertaining play. A group of misfits live in Harry's Halfway House, which isn't really a halfway house, but sort of a boarding house that operates under the radar of municipal regulations. Each resident has a secret and all have their own reasons for staying there. When a social worker starts snooping around, the residents must band together, or lose their home. Along the way, they all gain a better understanding of one another and learn to tolerate each other's foibles. There are plenty of laughs and the performances are comically energetic. Certainly worth the Goldstar ticket price!
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