Gay American Playwright Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Zoo Story, with its underlying queer sensibility, will be paired with Michael Weller’s At Home in a production titled IN TWO at the Havana beginning July 7th.
Written in 1958, The Zoo Story is Pulitzer-prize winning Edward Albee’s first play and established Albee as a major voice in the world of theatre. Depicting an unusual meeting of two very different strangers, The Zoo Story’s exploration of social class and human nature has helped it endure fifty years after its first production. Albee’s The Zoo Story is billed with Michael Weller’s At Home, a comically tragic study of love and relationships following a young couple with secrets that threaten the future of their marriage.
In a recent interview, The Zoo Story actor Benjamin Elliott (pictured right with Jay Clift) views the show as an opportunity for audiences to “see some good ol’ realistic acting” and because it is being produced in the intimate Havana theatre it will provide “an environment of immersion and intensity that is hard to do in a larger space”.
“The audience will taste the uncomfortable feelings we all get when we are approached by a stranger as Peter encounters Jerry and they’ll be able to see the whites our eyes and the small twitches of our face as Jay [Clift] and I interact on stage”, said Elliott. “It’s going to be a ‘real’ experience”.
IN TWO is a collaborative work by six young performers and directors who met while attending Vancouver’s acclaimed Studio 58 theatre program.
IN TWO (The Zoo Story & At Home)
7 – 11 July 2010
These two contrasting works draw upon combined themes of isolation, loss and the need for human connection. IN TWO is a fresh and intimate evening of two contemporary classics, geared towards creating a personal and affecting experience. For more information or to reserve tickets please contact Anton Lipovetsky at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604.318.8761.