Edward Albee’s “At Home at the Zoo (Zoo Story)” Opens in Stockbridge [Berkshire on Stage]

July 18th, 2017, 2:00 pm by Sara
David Adkins as Peter, Joey Collins as Jerry and Tara Franklin as Ann in At Home at the Zoo (Zoo Story)

David Adkins as Peter, Joey Collins as Jerry and Tara Franklin as Ann in “At Home at the Zoo (Zoo Story)”

The Berkshire Theatre Group presents Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright Edward Albee’s (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?), At Home at the Zoo (Zoo Story) directed by Eric Hill, and featuring David Adkins, Joey Collins and Tara Franklin. At Home at the Zoo (Zoo Story) runs from Wednesday (July 19) through August 26 at the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge.

Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright Edward Albee, At Home at the Zoo (Zoo Story) delves deep into the complex nature of human loneliness and social disparity.

Set in New York City, Act 1, “Homelife” opens with a look inside the isolated marriage of wealthy textbook company executive, Peter (played by David Adkins) and his articulate, Upper East Side wife, Ann (played by Tara Franklin). Unable to communicate their feelings to each other, the foundation of their marriage is built on unspoken agreements. Somehow, they find comfort in their boring relationship, yet, they are never truly on the same page.

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Act 2, “The Zoo Story,” follows Peter to Central Park. While sitting on a park bench, Peter encounters forlorn and forsaken stranger, Jerry (played by Joey Collins). This stranger, who appears desperate for human contact and connection, forces Peter to listen to his stories, as he digs deep into Peter’s life and his own.

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