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Two Superb Plays

Theater: 'At Home at the Zoo'

David Adkins and Tara Franklin in “At Home at the Zoo.” Photo by Emma Rothenberg-Ware

Edward Albee was only 32 in 1960 when he stunned New York audiences with “Zoo Story,” the play that established him as a playwright who plumbed the feral, animalistic impulses lying within humans. Forty-one years later he wrote “Homelife,” a prequel to “Zoo Story” that gives Peter, the character who appears in both plays, a back story.

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