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Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo

From 241 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

About the show

This new production of the two-act drama, a revision and expansion of the 1959 classic 'The Zoo Story,' honors its author, the Signature Theatre Legacy Playwright Edward Albee, who passed away in 2016. More…

In act one, 'Homelife,' we see Peter and his wife Ann in their Upper East Side apartment; in the second act, the classic 'The Zoo Story,' Peter is forever altered by an oddly persistent stranger in Central Park. With jolts of brutality and Albee’s signature dark humor, this seminal play explores both the love and the cruelty that we inflict on each other every day. The cast includes two-time Tony Award-winner Katie Finneran, Tony Award-winner Robert Sean Leonard, and Emmy Award-nominee Paul Sparks.


Member Reviews (241)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

26
The most disappointed i have been in 2 years

See it if You want to watch what could have a very easily been to staged readings

Don't see it if You are looking for anything more than a basic black box no frills show

Also I have heard a lot about the writer of this play. I love dark depressi... Read more Read less

45
Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Overrated, Dated

See it if you read The Zoo Story or are a serious fan of Edward Albee

Don't see it if you want to see a play where you will enjoy both acts

Also The second act (The Zoo Life) is excruciating (although my opinion app... Read more Read less


February 21st, 2018
"Neugebauer's terrific production proves 'Homelife' to be an indispensably excellent work in its own right, and a suitable tribute to the playwright...The Signature staging has only a ghost to appease; it is much freer and funnier and thus more powerful...The same is true of the actors: They do n...
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February 21st, 2018
"A single drama Frankenstein-ed together out of two one-acts...Signature Theater follows Albee’s wish that the two be played as a single piece...It makes for an evening that's fully half bad. Yet there's good news: Thanks to the diamond like brilliance of Paul Sparks in 'Zoo', the show is unmissa...
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February 21st, 2018
"Sparks owns the show...Leonard and Finneran both acquit themselves well in the play's less fireworks-y roles. And Lieberman's clean, spare set-its white walls and floor covered in Cy Twombly-esque monotone scribbles-does a neat job of filling a sizeable stage with a play that's often staged in b...
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February 21st, 2018
"A superbly acted revival...A first-rate cast...The prequel provides further riffs on 'Zoo Story's' societal and personal themes, but in far less visceral fashion...Albee's decision to update 'Zoo Story' feels unfortunate; jarring anachronisms have the ironic effect of making the play feel more d...
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