Noel Coward's Private Lives, an Intimate Comedy, from City Lit Theater Company
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The last date listed for Private Lives was Sunday May 3, 2009 / 7:00pm.
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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 production deserves a much larger audience than it got. The dialogue sparkles and sizzles. All of the actors perform admirably well. The male lead has the right degree of sophistication and urbanity and the female lead has a remarkable way of balancing her controlled "perfect hostess" external and public image with her tumultuous interior. The only negative was a lack of any real chemistry betyween the leads. While not a perfect production, it was highly enjoyable and a very good bargain at the goldstar prices.
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The acting, directing and scenery were good...I just don't like this play, which I either recently decided or changed my mind. For Noel Coward, it definitely was inferior, descending as it does into slapstick, and abandoning the usual clever...continued
The production features Don Bender and associate artistic director Cameron Feagin in the lead roles, and is directed by artistic director Terry McCabe.