Plays on a Bench: Tri-C Theater Students Stage ‘The Duck
Variations’ and ‘The Zoo Story’
CLEVELAND: In their most basic form, one-act plays The Duck
Variations and The Zoo Story can be summed up with
just seven words: Two men meet on a park bench.
The encounters — which examine life and death on vastly different
levels — will unfold onstage during back-to-back student
productions Feb. 6-9, 2020 at the Metropolitan Campus of
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®).
The free performances will take place
in the Fran and Jules Belkin Theatre at the Gill and Tommy
LiPuma Center for Creative Arts, 2809 Woodland Ave. in
The Duck Variations
by playwright David Mamet involves a discussion between two
elderly men watching ducks from a park bench. The sometimes
awkward conversation about the activity on the pond reflects
themes of human nature.
The Zoo Story
by playwright Edward Albee brings together two strangers from
different walks of life at a bench in New York’s Central Park.
Their interaction grows in intensity before coming to a violent
The two plays are often presented together given their similar
Showtimes for the dual presentation are 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, Feb. 6; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, and Saturday, Feb. 8;
and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9. Seating is on a first-come,
first-served basis for each performance.
www.tri-c.edu/theatrearts or call 216-987-0567 for more