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The Zoo Story (New Version)

One Act, Drama
Total Cast: 2, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-2317-7

MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $75 per performance.
THE STORY: A man sits peacefully reading in the sunlight in Central Park. There enters a second man. He is a young, unkempt and undisciplined vagrant where the first is neat, ordered, well-to-do and conventional. The vagrant is a soul in torture and rebellion. He longs to communicate so fiercely that he frightens and repels his listener. He is a man drained of all hope who, in his passion for company, seeks to drain his companion. With provocative humor and unrelenting suspense, the young savage slowly, but relentlessly, brings his victim down to his own atavistic level as he relates a story about his visit to the zoo. Now part of the full length play At Home at the Zoo, THE ZOO STORY may continue to be performed independently.