STORM LAKE, IA (02/08/2019) (readMedia)-- Buena Vista University's theatre department presents two short plays by Edward Albee at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14-16 in Anderson Auditorium.
The productions At Home at the Zoo and The American Dream are directed by students Dernisha Hoover, Chicago, Ill., and Chancellor Johnson, Nashua, respectively.
Albee's The American Dream features five confused characters living out a day in an apartment in the early 1960s. Someone has come for answers, someone has come for money, and someone is ready to leave everything behind. In this absurdist fever dream, is anything as it seems?
In Albee's At Home at the Zoo, the main character, Peter, struggles to find out what makes a human an animal and if humans are meant to be in control on his journey to control the animal within.
The casts of both shows are made up of BVU students. Those acting in At Home at the Zoo include Hunter Vasey, Guthrie Center; Diane Nusbaum, Maquoketa; and Jacob Mentzer, Des Moines.
Those taking part in The American Dream are: Hunter Vasey, Guthrie Center; Grace Meyers, Carroll; Justin Forkpa, Urbandale; Olivia Wieseler, Saint Helena, Neb.; and McKenzie Lansing, Delaware.
Tickets for the production can be reserved online at www.bvu.edu/tickets or by calling the BVU Theatre Hotline at 712.749.2211. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and non-BVU students. They may be picked up at the door in front of the auditorium on the night of the performance that you plan to attendance.
About Buena Vista University
Since 1891, Buena Vista University has prepared students for lifelong success and blends liberal arts with real-world applications. Our traditional campus on the shores of Storm Lake hosts students in a variety of majors and pre-professional programs, including elementary, secondary, and special education; business and accounting; and biological and chemical sciences. Our 16 degree-completion locations, online, and graduate programs expand student potential with a pace and academic rigor designed for working adults and a variety of class formats that make scheduling even more convenient. With an average scholarship of more than 50 percent off of tuition, BVU is an affordable option for all students. Visit www.bvu.edu.