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Posted September 3, 2002
Albee - Icon or Popcorn
With deference to Mr. A for his subsequent well written plays, his first hasn't weather the test of time well. The quest to produce, direct and act in ZOO can only be described as a tribute to Mr. A by the less worldly theater person, those taught by our fine art department "theater" elites and maintain Mr. A is better than sliced bread. The dialouge of ZOO is predicatable, replete with dated images, brief hetro-homosexual references and long excruciating dialogue about a dog. The challenge then is to make something from little while fanatasizing a tribute to Mr. A, almost like building sand castles in the surf with as much reward.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 12, 2000
20 minute synopsis of the world
The Zoo Story was Brilliant! Edward Albee gave a metaphore of how society works, in a 20 minute play. Jerry is a 'psychotic maniac', who lives in the slums of New York City. On the way back from the zoo he encounters Peter, a well mannered gentleman. Jerry is a representation of social outcasts. While Peter represents the common house man. They are foiled pairs. These two men have never met before, yet Jerry manages to strike up a conversation. Peter, nervously, goes along with whatever Jerry is talking about. In the end, Jerry kills himself by leeping onto a knife that peter is holding in his hand. Jerry's objective was complete; to make the two very contrasting societies interconnect.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.