Nominated for the Kilroys List in 2014.
This play features monkeys, humans, lionesses, a red panda, a Komodo dragon, and a live band.
The animals at the zoo are busy experimenting with meditation, processing their relationships, and honing their wilderness survival skills, but none of them are talking about the cages. The cages are not important.
An frisky, frolicking, fete about capitalism, the radical left, and the impossible task of imagining ourselves free. It’s one of the funniest plays we’ve read in a long time, full of joy and the best kind of theatrical impossibilities.
Keep an eye out for the elephant.
Recommended if You Like: Jean-Paul Sartre, Animaniacs, My Dinner With Andre, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Animal Farm, and The Big Chill.
PARADISE PARK ZOO
Written by Savannah Reich
Directed by Eleni Papaleonardos
May 4 – 20, 2017
Riffe Center Studio One
77 South High St.
Acacia Duncan, Jordan Fehr, Kim Garrison Hopcraft, Adam Humphrey, Elena Perantoni, Audrey Rush, Michelle G. Lowrey, Ian Short, and Dakota Thorn.
With live music from:
Drew Eberly, Whitney Thomas Eads, and Marc Conte.
Thursday, May 4 @ 8pm
Friday, May 5 @ 8pm
Saturday, May 6 @ 8pm
Friday, May 12 @ 8pm
Saturday, May 13 @ 8pm
Sunday, May 14 @ 2pm
Thursday, May 18 @ 8pm
Friday, May 19 @ 8pm
Saturday, May 20 @ 8pm
Talkbacks: After Thursday and Friday performances.