(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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13 Jul. 2019
There's a lot going on in this thoughtful short play. ”
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. ”
30 Jun. 2019
The central relationship in this play, between the gorilla and Myra, is so strong, and made stronger by the fact that it’s fed through casting, interaction, and performance—all without needing to make the closeness between the two explicit. Enough is said, or hinted at, to make both the tone and character dynamics at once clear and hauntingly ambiguous—that goes double for the ending, which evokes a sense of dread simply by implication. A haunting exploration on the effect that humans and animals have on each other. ”
The gorilla mimes throughout and should never be played by someone in a gorilla costume. Maybe the gorilla wears a fur vest and is barefoot. Regardless of clothing, the gorilla's face should be a human face.