Edward Albee's Comedic One-Act The Zoo Story, Plus Salty Dog
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The boys of Baker Street have their most "Wilde" adventure yet in Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, a new stage play from Katie Forgette (Assisted Living). History and fantasy mingle when Oscar Wilde brings his dear friend, the actress Lillie Langtry, to see detective Sherlock Holmes and his partner Dr. Watson. Someone has stolen the highly intimate letters Lillie exchanged with the Prince of Wales, and now she is being blackmailed. Holmes takes the case, even doffing his deerstalker to disguise himself as a character from Wilde's upcoming play, The Importance of Being Forthright (working title). Meanwhile, Watson falls head-over-heels for Langtry as a wicked professor tries to disgrace the Crown. Doris Merten directs this Victorian romp at Theatre Suburbia. Learn More
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There are two reasons for the four instead of five stars. 1) The first one-act, Salty Dog, was much weaker than the second one-act. I love seeing new work, but this piece about casting Survivor 28: New York Subway System needed a lot more workshopping before it would be truly ready for the stage. Poor acting from the two-man cast, too.
Jerry from Zoo Story was spectacular! He was Jerry in every gesture, every movement, every fluctuation in his voice. I didn't want to look away.
Which is why I hated his counterpart, Peter. This actor tried to steal all of Jerry's big moments by crying and drawing attention to himself. This play is not about you and whenever you started overacting to get my attention, I only became more incensed.
I'm so glad that there is a theater presenting important works such as Edward Albee's The Zoo Story, but there needs to be better casting, directing, and show pairing in the future.