Zoo explores fragility of two-legged animals
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 email@example.com.