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At Home at the Zoo

At Home at the Zoo

Peter & Jerry

Play




Overview


Synopsis

At Home at the Zoo combines Albee's classic, The Zoo Story, with its prequel, Homelife, to form a complete story of Peter (a book editor), Ann (his wife), and Jerry (a desperate man Peter meets in the park). The play begins by offering a revealing look at Peter and Ann's boring marriage and their brutal, failed attempts to communicate about it. The tone changes dramatically when Peter goes out to the park and meets Jerry. Jerry begins to tell Peter tale after tale, each more lurid than the next. Jerry appears to be completely alone; he can't even make a connection with his landlady's dog. At one point, he pulls a knife on Peter, but drops it. Peter is forced to pick up the knife to defend himself from Jerry's blows. As Peter holds the knife, Jerry grabs Peter and impales himself. Albee's brilliantly recombined play demonstrates the essential loneliness of humanity.


Characters

Male

Lead

Spoken

Female

Lead

Spoken

Male

Lead

Spoken



Show Information

Book:
Category
Play
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
2004
Genres
Dark Comedy
Cast Size
small
Ideal For
small cast, professional theatre, community theatre, university theatre
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult characters

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