HOME AT THE ZOO!
- By Deborah Behrens
- Photo Courtesy of The Wallis
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Deaf West Theatre (DWT), the performing arts organizations behind the Tony Award-nominated and Ovation Award-winning revival of Spring Awakening, reunite to stage an innovative new production of Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo beginning March 7 in the Lovelace Studio Theater at The Wallis.
The two-act play combines the multiple Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright’s 1959 short play The Zoo Story with Homelife, his acclaimed prequel written 45 years later in 2004. Together they form Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo, the now complete story of publishing executive Peter, his wife Ann, and Jerry, the volatile stranger Peter meets in Central Park.
The Wallis’ Artistic Associate Coy Middlebrook revisits his celebrated 2007 DWT production of The Zoo Story directing a cast that includes deaf and hearing actors featuring Troy Kotsur (Spring Awakening) as Peter and Jake Eberle as the voice of Peter, Amber Zion as Ann with Paige Lindsey White as the voice of Ann, Russell Harvard (Spring Awakening, FX Network’s Fargo) and Tyrone Giordano (Big River, The Family Stone) alternating the role of Jerry with Jeff Alan-Lee as the voice of Jerry throughout the run.
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