One of the numerous tasks that’s been distracting me from resuming Missing Link over the last couple of weeks is doing promotion/marketing for Jen’s Missing Link Theatre production of Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story, playing next week in Darwin (I stole the name of the blog review from the theatre company not vice versa). I’d be remiss in my marketing role if I failed to plug the show here at Troppo, so if you live in Darwin come along. You won’t be sorry. Here’s the promo stuff.
How comfy is your cage? Bob Scheer (Peter) and Nick Manley (Jerry) deliver Albee’s verbal pyrotechnics in a high energy smash and grab one act black comedy that leaves no man standing at Brown’s Mart August 7, 8 and 9. Show starts at 7.30 and tickets through DEC Box office 89 803333
Season: August Thurs 7, Fri 8, Sat 9
Venue: Browns Mart Theatre, Smith St Darwin
Bookings: DEC Box office 89 803333
About the show TheZoo Story
Life for Jerry is not so good. It is lousy. He has no friends, his home is a dump and all he wants to do is tell someone. Life for Peter is comfortable. Dull but secure, he has a wife, daughters, 2 parakeets and the weird patience it takes to listen to the truly insane. The question hangs between them. Is Jerry insane or is he righteously depressed about the injustice of the world? Peter and Jerry meet by chance in the park and Peter listens to everything Jerry has to say and then falls victim.
A one act play by Edward Albee (Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) The Zoo Story is Albees first play written in 1958. He recently wrote an additional act and both acts are currently playing Broadway under the title Peter and Jerry. The addition makes it a play that spans Albees career as a popular and always controversial playwright.