Monday, September 29, 2014

Green Zoo's Next Play: Couples Therapy With a Sentient Toaster

Posted By on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Green Zoo Theatre has shown it isn't afraid to get a little freaky. Last year, at the Water Cooler, it debuted a couplet of one-act plays; one of them was a Godot-esque skit about two people stuck in a room full of broken objects trying to piece together their senses of self. Before that, it was Signal-to-Noise, a play about a dysfunctional (and unnamed) couple living their lives online and in a state of constant paranoia.

Now, Green Zoo is at it again with something no less esoteric, but certainly with more comedic implications. Enter Toast, written by Thomas Newby and Jeff Young. Here's a plot synopsis provided by the Green Zoo team:

"To fix his crumbling marriage, Larry brings home Mr. Toast: a sentient toaster on the cutting edge of food preparation technology, complete with all the bells and whistles, including existential angst, homicidal jealousy and plenty of gangster rap."

Performances take place Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 2-4, at The Muse Building (1317 W. Jefferson St.), and Sunday and Thursday, Oct. 5 and Oct. 9, at The Crux (1022 W. Main St.). Shows start at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $7 at the door. 

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