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Directed by Nathan Winkelstein
Written in just three weeks and initially rejected by American producers, Edward Albee's first play The Zoo Story offers a profound perspective on isolation and humanity's fundamental need to connect. Peter-an unassuming and successful publishing executive is reading a book, on a bench, in Central Park when he is approached by the enigmatic Jerry. Rather than pushing one another away these two strangers have a profound, and life changing moment of connection. Albee's boundary-pushing play gains new and deeper resonance in our current world of self isolation and personal discovery. The Zoo Story will star Michael Urie (Ugly Betty, Torch Song) as Jerry and Ryan Spahn (Daniel's Husband, Moscow x6, Gloria) as Peter. It will be directed by Red Bull Theater Associate Artistic Director Nathan Winkelstein.
An interesting note in honor of Guild Hall's 90thAnniversary – Albee, a longtime fixture on the East End, was among the earliest members of our Academy of the Arts and received an Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991. He also served one season as the Artistic Director of Guild Hall's John Drew Theater.
ACT II of AT HOME AT THE ZOO (entitled THE ZOO STORY) is performed alone by special arrangement with THE ESTATE OF EDWARD ALBEE.
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