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The Zoo Story


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  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Casting: LGBTQ
  • Breakdown: 2M
  • Publisher: Link


Edward Albee delves deeper into his play THE ZOO STORY by adding a first act, HOMELIFE, which precedes Peter’s fateful meeting with Jerry on a park bench in Central Park. THE ZOO STORY may be performed independently. However, HOMELIFE may only be performed as part of the full length play AT HOME AT THE ZOO.

Character Breakdown

Peter (M, Earky 40s) Upper class and conservative. Publishing house executive
Jerry (M, Late 30s) Emotionally disturbed, challenges social and moral order
The Landlady (F) Obese, lustful and ignorant. Caretaker of Jerry's rooming house
The Queen (M, Black, homosexual) wears a japanese kimono