Slow Burn: Edward Albee’s One Acts: The American Dream & Zoo Story

2024 • Lumen Repertory Theatre

Poster for the Lumen Rep Theatre production titled 'Slow Burn,' showcasing performances from July 12-27. The visual features a park bench engulfed in flames against a night sky, symbolizing the intense and provocative nature of Edward Albee's one-acts, 'The American Dream' and 'The Zoo Story.'
Experience the searing intensity of Edward Albee’s The American Dream and Zoo Story, two provocative one-act plays that delve deep into the American psyche and human condition. read more
Experience the searing intensity of Edward Albee’s The American Dream and Zoo Story, two provocative one-act plays that delve deep into the American psyche and human condition. read more

Details

Venue
San Marco Church 1620 Naldo Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Dates
Friday, July 12, 2024 —
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Showtimes
Friday, July 12, 2024
8:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 13, 2024
8:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 18, 2024
8:00 p.m.
Friday, July 19, 2024
8:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 20, 2024
8:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 25, 2024
8:00 p.m.
Friday, July 26, 2024
8:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, 2024
8:00 p.m.
Playwright

Synopsis

In The American Dream, Albee exposes the hollowness of the American family through a biting satire that critiques societal norms and the pursuit of materialism. This darkly comedic play features a dysfunctional family whose bizarre interactions reveal the underlying emptiness of their lives.

Zoo Story, Albee’s first major work, brings two strangers together in New York City’s Central Park. As Peter, a complacent publishing executive, and Jerry, a volatile drifter, engage in a conversation that escalates to a shocking climax, the play explores themes of isolation, communication, and existential despair.

Presented together in Slow Burn, these one-act plays offer a powerful and unsettling examination of contemporary life, showcasing Albee’s sharp wit and profound insight into the human experience.

Crew

Assistant Director
Stage Manager
Technical Director
Mike Livingston
Scenic and Props Designer
Lighting Designer
Costume Designer
Sound Designer
Fight Choreographer
Production Manager
Katie Swider
Assistant Stage Manager

Reviews

Theatrical Mastery in Lumen Rep’s 'Slow Burn' Questions Cultural Constructs | JaxPlays Reviews

Delve into our in-depth review of ‘Slow Burn’, where Edward Albee’s ‘The American Dream’ and ‘The Zoo Story’ converge to challenge and entertain, revealing the stark realities beneath societal facades. read more

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