Photo: Ann (Allison Reddick, right) shares her bedroom fantasies with Peter (Joshua Ramsey, left). Credit: Roy Chamberlin
AUP’s production of At Home at the Zoo written by Edward Albee and directed by Scot Greenwell featured fully committed and at times profound performances. Allison Reddick’s nuanced portrayal of Ann, a naïve yet self-involved wife, sparkled when the script allowed. Scott Russell’s infectious Jerry left you laughing one second and squirming the next. It was Joshua Ramsey’s ingenuous portrayal of the timorous Peter, however, that brought the most tension as a man shackled in guilt and fear and driven to commit dastardly deeds. It seemed that Albee wanted the viewer to feel no sympathy for this status quo professional whose manhood is constantly challenged by his wife and passersby.