November 26th and 27th, Next Stage Arts in Putney will present the Wild Goose Players’ production of “The Zoo Story” by Edward Albee.
Among the most famous one act plays in the English language, “Zoo Story” is the story of two men, Peter and Jerry, (played by John Hadden and David Stern respectively), who meet at a bench in Central Park. Beginning with one of the most famous first lines in dramatic literature, “I’ve been to the zoo,” it’s a taut cat and mouse confrontation, with Peter the unwilling participant in Jerry’s game. What that game is, revealed only in the final minutes, has rocked audiences around the world. “The Zoo Story” put Albee on the map, beginning a career that included two Tony Awards for Best Play and three Pulitzer Prizes for drama.
Prepared substantially on ZOOM during the first year of the pandemic, this production is a passion project for Stern, Hadden and Sandy Klein, their director. “We are thrilled to share the results of that passion,” says Stern. Audience members are invited to stay after the performance for a talk-back with the trio.
Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test within 48 hours required for entry to indoor shows. Masks required while inside the venue.
This performance is made possible in part by the generous sponsorship of Oak Meadow.