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Description- The Zoo Story is a one-act play by American playwright Edward Albee. His first play, it was written in 1958 and completed in just three weeks. Soch Rangmanch presents The Bench, (Directed by – Rajiv Kohli) an adaptation of The Zoo Story.

This one-act play concerns two characters, Peter and Utkarsh, who meet on a park bench.Peter is a wealthy publishing executive with a wife, two daughters, two cats, and two parakeets. Utkarsh, is an isolated and disheartened man, desperate to have a meaningful conversation with another human being. He intrudes on Peters peaceful state by interrogating him and forcing him to listen to stories about his life and the reason behind his visit to the zoo.

The action is linear, unfolding in front of the audience in real time. The elements of ironic humor and unrelenting dramatic suspense are brought to a climax when Jerry brings his victim down to his own savage level. What happens next, is something to be watched as part of this play.


Date- 04 Mar, 06:00 PM

Venue- Alliance Francaise: Delhi,
72, Lodhi Estate, Lodhi Road, Delhi, NCR 110003, India