Almost Like Being & The Zoo Story

Almost Like Being & The Zoo Story Poster Almost Like Being by Jean Claude van Itallie and The Zoo Story by Edward Albee

​Directed by: Darlene Spencer

Performances: October 24-28, 1989

Venue: Theatre of the Arts, Modern Languages Building

The University of Waterloo's Drama Department presented a double bill of Jean Claude van Itallie's Almost Like Being and Edward Albee's The Zoo Story. Directed by Darlene Spencer.

Almost Like Being is an entertaining look at the plasticity of big screen movie personalities and their effect on our reality.

The Zoo Story is about the bizarre meeting the normal. An average Peter is confronted by a somewhat crazy Jerry. Isolation, the search for love, parakeets and pornographic playing cards are all topics of conversation in this powerful comment on humanity.

Almost Like Being Cast

Narrator - Craig Smith

Doris - Anne Hoselton

Rock - Darren McCaffery

Bud - Ken Jones

Knockefeller - Michael Albert

Billy - Craig Mason

The Zoo Story Cast

Peter - Chris Reid

Jerry - Anthony Bristow


Director - Darlene Spencer

Costume Co-Ordinator - Marian Marshall

Set/Light Designer - Al Anderson

Props - Cathy Janzen

Stage Manager - Craig Smith

Sound - Michael McDonald

Master Electrician - Paula Steffler

Costume Mistress - Pamela Weeks

Assistant Stage Manager - Irene Binstock

Publicist - Marjorie Bruce

Publicity Assistant - Barbara Gosling-Grey

Special Thanks

Alex Kordics

UW Theatre Centre Box Office

Jim Gardner

Collins House of Formals, Waterloo

Joel Greenberg