A park bench at the charming Pioneer Park in Mission Hills is the “Central Park” setting for San Diego Actors Theatre’s (SDAT) upcoming site-specific production of The Zoo Story by four time Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright, Edward Albee. Weekend performances run from October 28th through November 12th (Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m. matinees).
The Zoo Story is Produced and Directed by SDAT Founder/Artistic Director Patricia Elmore Costa, starring Byron LaDue as Jerry and Fred Harlow as Peter.
Written in 1958, The Zoo Story achieved instant acclaim for the “recognizable humanity of its characters” (Green, 2004) and for its themes of daily despair beneath the surface of middle-class life. The play explores themes of isolation, loneliness, miscommunication and dehumanization in a commercial world.
TICKETS for The Zoo Story are $20 - available for purchase in advance online at either https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-zoo-story-by-edward-albee-tickets-37771881715
or http://sdactorstheatre.net/ online or by calling 619-997-2589. Mature language and themes.
SCHEDULE: Saturday and Sunday matinees (2 p.m.), October 28th - November 12th. Performance dates: October 28th & 29th, November 4th & 5th and November 11th & 12th. The production runs approximately 70 minutes without an intermission.
LOCATION: Mission Hills Pioneer Park: 1521 Washington Place, San Diego, 92103. (Washington Place & Randolph Street, Hillcrest)
Directions: From Interstate 5, exit Washington Street and head east up the hill. Turn left onto Goldfinch Street, and then left onto Fort Stockton Drive. Turn left on Ingalls Street, and then right onto Washington Place. The park will be on your left just past Grant Elementary School. There is a small parking lot limited to a handful of cars and there is also street parking.
The performance will take place at the South West area of the park. Look for the Red Carpet and /or signs! Feel free to bring blankets or low back beach chairs. Folding chairs will be provided.
Ages: Teens and up.