Edward Albee's Comedic One-Act The Zoo Story, Plus Salty Dog
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The last date listed for The Zoo Story was Sunday July 15, 2012 / 3:00pm.
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Houston's Playhouse 1960 presents its festival of short plays, dubbed SPF 1960. The show features… 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.