ACADEMY OF FILM, THEATRE & TELEVISION PRESENTS THE ZOO STORY & THE DUMB WAITER
The Zoo Story
This one-act play concerns two characters, Peter and Jerry, who meet on a park bench in New York City’s Central Park. Peter is a middle-class publishing executive with a wife, two daughters, two cats and two parakeets. Jerry is an isolated and disheartened man, desperate to have a meaningful conversation with another human being. He intrudes on Peter’s peaceful state by interrogating him and forcing him to listen to stories about his life, and the reason behind his visit to the zoo. The action is linear, unfolding in front of the audience in “real time”. The elements of ironic humor and unrelenting dramatic suspense are brought to a climax when Jerry brings his victim down to his own savage level with tragic consequences.
The Dumb Waiter
Two hit-men, Ben and Gus, are confined to a basement room waiting for their assignment. As the play begins, Ben, the senior member of the team, is reading a newspaper, and Gus, the junior member, is tying his shoes. In the back of the room is a dumbwaiter, which mysteriously delivers occasional food orders as well as messages via its speaking tube. The arrival of their assignment brings about a most unexpected turn.
Wednesday 1st June - 7.30pm (Preview Night)
Thursday 2nd June - 7.30pm (Industry Night)
Friday 3rd June - 7.30pm
Saturday 4th June - 2.00pm & 7.30pm
Belvoir St Theatre (Downstairs Theatre)
25 Belvoir St, Surry Hills, Sydney
General Admissions $25 (Preview $15)
Concession (Pensioner/Full-time Student) $15
AFTT Student (Student ID required) $5