Our first full season of shows, which included At Home at the Zoo and was subsequently interrupted by COVID-19, explored themes of illusions in relationships, disappointment, self-deception, reflections on the nature of “love,” primal and civilized parts of self, and authenticity. Replete with esteemed Harvard Medical School mental health professionals leading post-show discussions after each performance, our inaugural season demonstrated our unique mission to examine theatrical works through a psychological lens.
At Home at the Zoo combines Albee's classic, The Zoo Story, with its prequel, Homelife, to form a complete story of Peter (a book editor), Ann (his wife), and Jerry (a desperate man Peter meets in the park). The play begins by offering a revealing look at Peter and Ann's boring marriage and their brutal, failed attempts to communicate about it. The tone changes dramatically when Peter goes out to the park and meets Jerry.
Jerry: David Lee Vincent
Peter: Brian Dion
Ann: Wendy Lippe Ph.D
AS220 Providence, RI
At Home at the Zoo Post Show Discussions
Press & Praise
Wendy Lippe, the Producing Artistic Director of Psych Drama, sat down with Catherine Basile at AS220 to discuss how Psych Drama became what it is today. Read the interview HERE
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