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The Zoo Story

Event Details

Start Date:  November 16, 2012
End Date: November 17, 2012

STAR Productions at Saint Francis University presents THE ZOO STORY November 15-17 at 7:30pm.

The Zoo Story
"Sometimes it is necessary to go a long distance out of the way in order to come back a short distance correctly"

STAR Productions at Saint Francis University presents THE ZOO STORY one of the truly great dramas of the American Theatre. This brilliant short play, written by the Modern American playwright Edward Albee, centers around a disturbing encounter in Central Park between Jerry, the maverick outcast, enacted by Rob Callis-Keiser of Johnstown and Peter, the executive conformist, played by Brian Davis of Lilly. Two men estranged from Society and each-other, who do make contact as co-creative participants in an unusual and provocative encounter: taut drama, both physical and psychological.This play is recommended for mature audiences.

Performances of THE ZOO STORY are scheduled for Thursday November 15th, Friday November 16th and Saturday November 17th at 7:30pm. The performance last approximately sixty-five minutes without an intermission. Admission is “free” to everyone, a donation is appreciated.

There will be two Culture Vulture Koffee-Klotches on Friday November 16th and Saturday November 17th at 6pm. This is time for a behind the scenes preview of the play about to be experienced and an opportunity to meet some of the people responsible for Theatre at SFU while enjoying light refreshment. The Vulture of Culture must eat, so…

  • Biscotti or Danish are served
  • with a cup of Coffee or Tea
  • and a Parfait Yogurt.

The cost for the Koffee-Klotch is $5 and Reservations, which are required, can be made by calling 814-472-3930.

Performances and the Koffee-Klotch are held in the JFK Center on the Loretto campus of Saint Francis University, 117 Evergreen Drive, 15940.

The play is staged in a simple theatrical manner just as the play is a deceptively simple drama but with multiple layers of depth. It is a theatrical tour-de-force for the two actors involved in this dazzling yet brutal conflict.

And Now I’ll tell you what happened at the Zoo …

This event is made possible by our Fine Arts Program.


Saint Francis University aims to be as accessible as possible. Please contact our Accessibility Services Coordinator, April Fry, with specific inquiries at 814-472-3176 or complete our online request form at http://francis.edu/accessibility-accommodation-request/.