After the success of the past productions – Laramie Project 1 /2, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, and Stop Kiss, we present to you yet another very important social justice drama, a powerful Nepali adaptation of Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story. The play addresses the LGBTIQ+ and sexual identity story in a new way. The other themes this play beautifully deals with are loneliness, absurdity, mental illness, and visible and invisible divides and the disconnect in society.
In The Zoo Story, a multiple award-winning play, playwright Edward Albee posits the reality of modern society where people are losing connection with each other as walls and fences are being put up and divides are further extended. JERRY, a social outcast, a nothing has nobody to speak to. PRITHVI is all set by societal standards, is educated, and has a job, family, and residence at a respectable location, and yet he seeks solitude in a public park bench which he eventually calls his. JERRY fondly remembers his perhaps only real moment of connection with a PARK BOY and vividly describes his attempts at forming a connection with his LANDLADY’s neglected almost feral pet DOG. The plot is driven by the question – what message has JERRY brought from the zoo to share with a total stranger?