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News Release
 
02/06/12

Peru Theatre Company to present At Home at the Zoo Feb. 9-12

 

(Peru, Neb.) The Peru Theatre Company will present four performances of the play At Home at the Zoo by Edward Albee, Thursday, Feb. 9 through Sunday, Feb. 12.

 

The performances will be held at the College Theatre, located at the south end of Hoyt Science Hall. Show times are:

 

Thursday, Feb. 9 – 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 10 – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 11 – 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 12 – 2 p.m.

 

*Please note that this production features adult language and themes. It is not recommended for younger audiences.

 

Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. General admission is $10. Admission for senior citizens (55+) is $5. PSC students, faculty and staff are admitted free with their campus ID.

 

An overview of the production by the American Conservatory Theatre calls Albee an American master whose “new spellbinder is a meticulously calibrated and brutal look at the lives of three New Yorkers. The story opens with Peter, a tweedy book editor, and his wife, Ann, whose everyday conversation takes an unexpected turn into dangerously personal territory. It’s the kind of talk that can drive a husband out for a walk—to Central Park where Jerry, a desperate outcast, awaits. An unforgettable pairing of Albee’s original The Zoo Story with a freshly penned prequel, Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo (formerly titled Peter and Jerry) bares its teeth to threaten the delicately balanced world its characters inhabit.”

 

The production is directed by English and Speech Instructor Joshua Young. For more information, contact Young at 402-872-2285 or jyoung@peru.edu.