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Toy Boat Theatre plumbs the depths of Edward Albee’s bleakness in “Zoo Story”

The latest production from Toy Boat Theatre, a temporary black-box theater company and Spaceworks participant on the Hilltop, is Edward Albee’s “Zoo Story,” which in just one hour manages to descend to the depths of human misery both through Albee’s inimitable wordsmithing and through excellent work from two Tacoma actors.

Scott Campbell (formerly of Lakewood Playhouse and Tacoma Little Theatre) plays Peter, while Luke Amundson (The Outfit, Found Space Productions) plays Jerry in this first of Albee’s plays. Written in 1958, it was initially rejected by American companies for its caustic degradation of “wholesome” American society; it was

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