Zoo ex­plores fragility of two-legged an­i­mals

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - SHOWS -

A LO­CAL pro­duc­tion of three-times Pulitzer-prize win­ning play­wright Ed­ward Al­bee’s The Zoo Story opens this week­end. The play is Dream Run The­atre Com­pany’s first pro­duc­tion for the year, and a fol­low-up to last year’s award-win­ning pro­duc­tion of Doubt. The Zoo Story fol­lows the jour­ney of two strangers who meet in Cen­tral Park, New York. While at first the en­counter seems harm­less, it es­ca­lates into a tense and fiery anal­y­sis of the ef­fects of iso­la­tion and alien­ation. Full of ironic hu­mour, deep warmth and hu­man­ity, di­rec­tor Michael Lill says The Zoo Story will give the au­di­ence a pow­er­ful in­sight into the frag­ile hu­man con­di­tion. ‘‘(The play high­lights) how the search for iden­tity can be com­pro­mised by the pres­sures of fam­ily life, com­mu­nity ex­pec­ta­tions and an all-con­sum­ing ma­te­ri­al­is­tic so­ci­ety,’’ says Lill.

The Zoo Story opens at Stu­dio 5/6, Rab­bit and Co­coon, 23 Hill­crest Pa­rade, Mi­ami on Satur­day at 8pm and plays April 18 and 19. Tick­ets $15 from info@dream­runthe­atre.com.au.

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