The company of Signature Theatre's At Home at the Zoo: Homelife & The Zoo Story begin rehearsals.
The company of Signature Theatre's At Home at the Zoo: Homelife & The Zoo Story begin rehearsals.
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Rehearsals have begun for Signature Theatre's upcoming production of Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo: Homelife & The Zoo Story. This new production, directed by Drama Desk Award winner Lila Neugebauer (Everybody), honors Legacy Playwright Edward Albee, who was in residence at Signature during the 1993-94 season and returned to the company for four more productions. At Home at the Zoo: Homelife & The Zoo Story is set to run January 30-March 11, with opening night on February 21, at the Pershing Square Signature Center.

Robert Sean Leonard stars in At Home at the Zoo.
Robert Sean Leonard stars in At Home at the Zoo.
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The cast includes two-time Tony Award winner Katie Finneran (Noises Off), Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard (The Invention of Love), and Emmy Award nominee Paul Sparks (House of Cards).

Katie Finneran stars in At Home at the Zoo.
Katie Finneran stars in At Home at the Zoo.
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In Act 1, Homelife, we meet Peter and his wife, who live a comfortable but vaguely unhappy bourgeois existence; in Act 2, Albee's classic The Zoo Story, Peter is forever altered by an oddly persistent stranger in Central Park. With jolts of brutality and Albee's signature dark humor, this seminal play explores both the love and the cruelty that we inflict on each other every day.

Paul Sparks stars in At Home at the Zoo.
Paul Sparks stars in At Home at the Zoo.
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The creative team includes Andrew Lieberman (set design), Kaye Voyce (costume design), Japhy Weideman (lighting design), Bray Poor (sound design), and UnkleDave's Fight House (fight direction).

Director Lila Neugebauer listens intently during rehearsal for At Home at the Zoo.
Director Lila Neugebauer listens intently during rehearsal for At Home at the Zoo.
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