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Peter and Jerry

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Peter and Jerry
Joan Marcus

Two one-acts by Edward Albee reflect his Woolf-ian perspective on two sad saps who fail to connect and feign indifference toward each other. In its NYC debut, Act 1’s Homelife depicts prudish Peter (Bill Pullman) and sardonic wife Ann (Johanna Day), who longs for a little chaos in their WASPy life. In Act 2’s Zoo Story, written in 1958, Peter meets eccentric bum Jerry (an exuberant Dallas Roberts), who recounts an interaction with a rabid dog that squeamishly parallels Peter’s twisted marriage. Peter and Jerry‘s deliciously tense but slightly dated sketches shed some new light on familial feuds. (212-246-4422) B

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