LWC Theatre Program to Open 2016-2017 Season with the Edward Albee Classic, Zoo Story
Posted on Monday, October 24, 2016 [11:08 PM]
Columbia, Ky. -- The Lindsey Wilson College
Theatre Program will open its 2016 - 2017 season with a blackbox
viewing of the Edward Albee classic The Zoo Story.
Edward Albee (1928-2016) was a major figure and a powerful voice
in American Theatre. Three time Pulitzer Prize Winner and two time
Tony Award Winner for Best Play, Albee was best known for Who's
Afraid Of Virginia Woolf, A Delicate Balance, and The
Sandbox. His first produced play, The Zoo Story, won critical
acclaim for its devastating look at alienation in modern
Edward Albee passed away September 16, 2016. The Lindsey
Wilson Theatre Program is honored to produce The Zoo Story in
The Zoo Story tells the story of an interesting, even absurd,
conversation between strangers Peter and Jerry, as they spend
nearly an hour talking on a park bench across from the zoo. Thomas
Alvery of Brownsville, Ky. plays Peter, a man who looks to have his
life together. He has a job, a wife, kids, and a small menagerie of
pets. On this particular afternoon, Peter just wants to read his
book on his favorite bench in peace and quiet.
Jacob Scott of Brownsville, Ky. plays Jerry,
Peter's opposite. Jerry keeps Peter on the bench, a prisoner of his
meandering, often inappropriate, and definitely absurd
conversation, giving Peter and the audience a close, personal look
at his life, thoughts, and emotions.
Because of the intimate nature of the play,
The Zoo Story will be performed in the Phoenix Theatre (Blackbox)
in VP Henry Auditorium.
A blackbox theatre consists of a simple unadorned performance
space. Usually a large square room with black walls and a flat
floor. The audience sits very close to the action and it allows for
a very intimate performance experience
The Zoo Story contains mature themes and may
not be suitable for children. Due to limited seating, reservations
The Zoo Story will be performed October 26-28 at 7 p.m. and
October 30 at 2 p.m. in V.P. Henry Auditorium. All times are
Central Standard. For ticket information - including group specials
- contact Robert Brock at firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-590-4803.