The Gorilla

Produced by Primal Theater UK (2019)

(10 Min) When a gorilla at the zoo takes a marked and surprising interest in Myra, she finds her life transforming--but for better or worse?
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The Gorilla

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  • Eric Duhon:
    19 May. 2021
    Heartfelt and heartbreaking, the strength of the story comes from the natural connection many of us feel to the sentient life with whom we share this planet. It's not a play about a woman and her pet, but one about a person feeling an instant, deep bond with a creature she sees as another human being. Powerful and thought-provoking.
  • John Weagly:
    13 Jul. 2019
    There's a lot going on in this thoughtful short play.
  • Cheryl Bear:
    2 Jul. 2019
    We can't ignore or shut off our hearts when it comes to the well being of animals. They need us and there's a powerful relationship that exists between us. Brilliantly done.

Character Information

  • Myra
    30s.
    An administrative assistant.
  • Jerry
    30s.
    A zoo administrator.
  • The Gorilla
    A male Western Lowland gorilla.
  • Woman

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    WineBox Players
    ,
    2021

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Primal Theatre (U.K.)
    ,
    2019

Awards

Finalist
,
Cast Iron XI Short Play Night
,
Cast Iron Theatre (U.K.)
,
2019