I knew going into "At Home At the Zoo" that the play didn't have a lot of action and was primarily based on dialogue. It takes a very talented cast and great direction to keep an audience captivated for the entire show with this type of material. But I must say, this production was extremely successful in achieving this goal.
Phillip Wheeler (Peter) and Mirie Ben-Tzur (Ann) did an excellent job of making Act 1 fun yet uncomfortable at the same time. It was almost like hearing your parents talk about sex! Peter's innocence was a sharp contrast to Ann's sexual candidness, but as the act goes on you realize Peter isn't as different from Ann as you think. They both are aware of their animal instincts.
Act 2 was simply incredible, primaril...